NJF-EurAgEng-Agromek seminar 2016

The seminar was arranged in advance of the Agromek Fair at MCH conference center in Herning the 28th and 29th of November. The main objectives with this Joint seminar were to attract several participants to the seminar as well as to improve networking and cooperation with the agricultural engineering industry and highlight future innovation. A similar workshop was also ar-ranged in 2014 with great success.

Totally, around 50 delegates from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Belgium, Latvia, Germany, USA and Nepal, participated at the workshop. There were two keynote speakers; David Ball from Bosch Deepfield Agricultural Robotics and Niels Dybro from John Deere, Moline Technology Innovation Center, Illinois, USA. Additionally we had 21 oral presentations and four posters, all within robotics, sensors, imaging, energy, tillage, innovation, management and systems, and/or precision farming. We also had a short demonstration of an agricultural field robot, Thorvald II and equipment for inspection of sprayers.

The last half day all the participants had the possibility to visit the Agromek Fair. The participants were offered to follow SIG (special interest groups) which were planned and announced in advance, in order to get better insight to selected topics and com-panies & news.

Abstracts are part of these proceedings and presentations (PDF) can be downloaded for free from NJF´s home page: www.njf.nu.

The seminar was planned and arranged by an organizing committee consisting of:

Nils Bjugstad (NO) – chairman of workshop, IMT, NMBU

Snorri Sigurdsson (IS). Secretary of workshop, SEGES P/S Denmark

Allan Pedersen (DK). CEO for Agromek & Danish Agroindustry (until 1th of November)

Claus Sørensen (DK). Department of Engineering, Aarhus University

Ole Green (DK). CEO, Agro Intelligence.

Eskil Nilsson (SE). Advisor, Visavi God Lantmannased AB

Hannu Haapala (FI). CEO ProAgria South Ostrobothnia

Kestutis Navickas (LT). Institute for Energy and Biotechnology Engineering, Aleksandras Stulginskis University

Per Anders Hansson (SE). Department of Energy and Technology, SLU

We also had a good assistance from the management of HMC center in Herning during the preparation process as well as the arrangement of the workshop. Our secretary, Snorri Sigurdsson, did a major work regarding direct contact to the participants and planning together with the MCH center in advance of the workshop.

The next Agromek Fair will be arranged in November 2018, and we will probably plan a similar workshop in connection of this fair.

Nils Bjugstad Chairman of the Organizing Committee 2nd NJF EurAgEng Agromek Joint Workshop on Advances and Innovations in Agricultural Engineering.