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Agricultural Students Win International Ideas Competition "Bodenschmiede" in Berlin

Agricultural technology and management students of the FH Upper Austria cultivate winter barley and soya at the same time.


Four students of the FH Upper Austrian programme in agricultural technology and management at Wels Campus win the international ideas competition "Bodenschmiede" in Berlin. The aim of this competition is to identify and implement sustainable solutions for the future of agriculture. Sebastian Kammermeier, Matthäus Fischer, Johannes Pillgrab and Michael Söllinger successfully prevailed against 60 competitors. On 9 June, almost half of the 300 or so online viewers voted for the idea from Austria. Other finalists were the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil (Switzerland), the East Bavarian Technical University in Regensburg and four innovative start-ups from Germany. 

"Our agriculture needs innovations to master the challenges of the future. Our agricultural technology and management degree programme in Wels provides the necessary skills, but also opens up scope for new ideas. It is quite remarkable that just two years after the degree programme was launched, it has already achieved such an international reputation. I would like to offer my sincere congratulations on this remarkable success," said Max Hiegelsberger, State Governor of Upper Austria for Agriculture.
 

Sebastian Kammermeier, Matthäus Fischer, Johannes Pillgrab and Michael Söllinger