Over the past few years, flax production has been gaining momentum in Russia. The considerable domestic market capacity and the possibility of entering the global market makes this crop particularly appealing to many farmers. EkoNiva grows flax for seeds. So far, it has been a small-scale activity, however, the company sees considerable potential for its development.
Mariya Golova, a fourth-year student of Ostrogozhsk Multi-profile Technical School, has become the winner of the Veterinary Science Section of the 8th National Contest of Young Professionals held within the framework of the WorldSkills Russia 2020 project. The young veterinarian is top of the class at the technical school and one of the most talented trainees of EkoNiva.
Oleg Sirota, a famous cheesemaker and a blogger, has paid a visit to Kaluzhskaya Niva. For two years in a row, the farmer has been collaborating with EkoNiva purchasing milk from Romanovo dairy.
EkoNiva Group representatives took part in a business mission by Russian exporters in order to promote agricultural produce to the Kingdom of Morocco. The event was organised by the Russian Federation Ministry of Agriculture and Agroexport Federal Centre. Due to the coronavirus situation, it was held in an online format.
All over Russia, Agricultural Workers’ day is annually celebrated on the second Sunday of October. Agronomists, herd managers, machine operators, milkmaids, and other industry representatives are congratulated for doing their difficult and important work.
On 1 September, Pitelinskaya, Shatskaya and Kazachinskaya schools launched agriculture-focused courses aimed at introducing students to modern farming practices and preparing them for entering agricultural universities.
Stefan Duerr, President of EkoNiva Group, has taken part in the parliamentary hearings at the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, which were devoted to the federal budget for 2021 and the 2022-2023 planning period. Opening the hearings, Valentina Matviyenko, Chairperson of the Federation Council, paid special attention to Vladimir Putin’s mandatory to consider thorny social issues, including the development of rural areas. And that was the topic Stefan Duerr touched upon delivering his speech.
Vladislav Shapsha, Acting Governor of Kaluga oblast, has paid a visit to Troitsky dairy in Khvastovichsky district, a part of Kaluzhskaya Niva farming enterprise. Mr. Shapsha also visited Penevichi residential complex being currently under construction.
From 28 to 30 August an annual Competition among the Employees of Voronezh Oblast took place in the regional centre. EkoNivaAgro staff got a marvellous opportunity to represent Liski district at the event. Much to everyone’s delight, the football team and the amateur kettlebell athletes returned back home with two sets of medals.
Process equipment for the cheese plant is being delivered to Maslyanino, Novosibirsk oblast. Tetra Pak team are all set to install it. The first batch of dairy products is expected to roll off the production line next year. Meanwhile, works are in full swing.