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What about this "Showcase"?

Young Professionals' Showcase Room is a space where portraits of Active and Inspirational Young Professionals in Agricultural Development are displayed. You also would like to tell your story? Register and contact us!

What is the purpose of this and what do you gain from it?

YPARD team believes that sharing experience enables:

  • informing on good practices and lessons learned
  • generating thoughts and ideas for optimizing activities
  • inspiring each other for more innovation and entrepreneurship
  • ...and more!

Showcase Room

  • Stefan Lorenz, Director of Rural Youth Organisation Upper Austria

    “In Austria many young people are very proud to work in agriculture and they want to stay in rural areas!” says Stefan and emphasizes the important role of the Rural Youth Organization. “We give them possibilities to meet and discuss about new development of agriculture and society.
  • Can a ‘city mouse’ make a good farmer?

    Born and bred in the city, my only interaction with farming and livestock was when I visited my grandparents’ farm during vacations. My grandmother used to call me ‘city mouse,’ because I wasn’t a local from the village. It was during these visits that I noticed some contrasts between the urban educational system I experienced and the one my cousins in the village had.
  • Youth and agriculture: It's up to us

    I think that one of the things missing in agriculture today is imagination. Today’s generation of farmers, teachers, agricultural scientists, policy makers and even media specialists, have collectively failed to trigger my generation’s imagination. If they have all failed, isn’t it up to us, the younger generation, to try to do something about it?
  • Youth Support in Agriculture, Important in our time…My story

    Children often want to become engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, and so on, but only few want to become farmers. Even those who want to be farmers are mostly discouraged by their parents who fear they will not get a good job after school; this however wasn’t the case with me as for several years I have been involved in one way or the other in farming.
  • Agriculture; my vocation.

    In my early childhood my mother was the manager of a big and successful agricultural cooperative, so for me it was an everyday situation to spend the mornings in the sugar beet field, or the afternoons in the wheat storage. Later on, my father started running a pig and cattle farm, and this was opportunity to experience a bit of husbandry production...
  • From Local Activities to Global Development

    Mohammadreza Davari, from Iran, tells us his story and reflects on his experience of Young Professional in Agriculture in Iran. Abstract: It was a suitable opportunity for me to apply in Iran my experiences and knowledge obtained from Indian scientists. However, I had to adapt my knowledge to be applicable in my country’s context, because of different climates, equipments and culture.
  • Machine and cows are her passion; Heidi Bättig, a young female farm manager in Switzerland

    It’s 5.15 in the morning in Ufhusen (LU), a small village of Switzerland. It’s dark and silent, most of the animals and humans are still asleep. It's at this early time of the day that Heidi Bättig (a Swiss young woman, 33 year old) starts her work. She slips into her boots and goes to the barn. First thing she does is to feed the cows and prepare the milking cluster.