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National Field Days – Sielinko, 3–5 June 2023

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The 4th National Field Days, organized by the Wielkopolska Agricultural Advisory Centre, took place in Sielinko on 3–5 June 2023. The motto of this year’s edition was innovative agriculture (#rolnictwoinnowacyjne).

The area of the National Field Days was divided into several thematic zones. The National Research Institute of Animal Production presented its achievements at a stand located in the Advisory and Institutes Zone. Visitors could familiarize themselves with information and promotional materials, publications and studies on the Institute’s current activities, and also taste products made from raw material from native breeds. The Institute’s stand was visited by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Robert Telus and the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz Wojciechowski.

Visitors were very interested in the Innovation Zone, which showcased the latest technologies in agriculture, such as drones and agricultural robots. The National Research Institute of Animal Production presented a project dedicated to native horse breeds, concerning innovative methods of training and assessing performance value.

A Demonstration Plots Zone was created on more than 18 hectares, where interested visitors could observe around seven hundred different crops and meet specialists in crop production.

The Horticulture Zone offered interested visitors expert advice on the development and innovation of the aforementioned field. In the Rural Development Zone, visitors could learn about Wielkopolska traditions, culture and handicraft. Exhibitors offered regional delicacies and talked about the customs of individual regions and ethnic groups.

The 4th National Field Days also included the 29th Wielkopolska Agricultural Fair, the 4th Regional Breeding Animals Exhibition and the Young Farmer’s Day with practical lessons with industry specialists. Representatives of the National Research Institute of Animal Production presented their knowledge of native breeds as a raw material for the production of high-quality food with extraordinary health-enhancing and taste qualities.