Fyodor Konyukhov, a world-famous Russian traveller, spent a day at EkoNiva facilities in Kaluga oblast learning about modern dairy cow and calf care, milk processing and dairy production and discussing the details of his coming expedition with the Company President Stefan Duerr. In December, the traveller is planning to attempt the first solo crossing of the Pacific Ocean aboard a solar-powered catamaran. EkoNiva is one of the sponsors of this project.
EkoNiva Tour Project receives over 200 visitors every day on Ulanovo (Kaluga oblast) and Dobrino (Voronezh oblast) dairy farms.
On 15 May, while a lot was going on on European football pitches – Atlético about to claim a champion title, Lille one step away from the gold, the race for the Champions League in full swing in England – Liski residents (Voronezh oblast) were following an intense competition for EkoNiva Cup.
EkoNiva has taken part in the International Scientific Conference ‘Role of Agricultural Science in Sustainable Development of Farming Sector’. Kursk State Agricultural Academy served as a large-scale discussion platform for the conference.
On 14 May, Aleksandr Gusev, Governor of Voronezh oblast, Viktor Logvinov, Deputy Chairman of Voronezh oblast Government, and Stefan Duerr, EkoNiva Group President, held a working meeting.
EkoNiva-Semena has participated in AgroExpoCrimea 2021, a specialised agricultural trade fair which took place in Yalta. The peninsula farmers had a chance to become familiar with a wide range of seeds of various crops and achievements of the company’s in-house plant breeding programme for winter wheat, where draught-resistant varieties were in the limelight.
Around 1,200 gallons of leafcutter bees, which is equivalent to approximately 12 million larvae, has arrived at Zashchitnoye, Kursk oblast, following the shipment from Canada to Russia by a temperature-controlled air freight. This kind of bees is a must-have for every livestock farming operation since they are second to none at cross-pollinating alfalfa on an industrial scale, thus dramatically increasing alfalfa seed yield.
A group of comprehensive school students from Yermekeyevo, the Republic of Bashkortostan, has taken a tour of Semyono-Makarovo dairy.
An annual agricultural conference devoted to the upcoming spring field works was held in Novosibirsk oblast. This time, Cherepanovo enterprise, which is part of Sibirskaya Niva, became the meeting place for the local farmers. More than 70 managers and chief specialists of agricultural companies from all over the district gathered to discuss plans for the future season, as well as to see how Ogneva Zaimka dairy operates.
EkoNiva helps the youth to find their way in life – students from agricultural universities have visited Ognyova Zaimka dairy and a service centre at EkoNivaSibir in Cherepanovo district, Novosibirsk oblast.