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„Towarzystwo Umiejętności Rolniczych” (TUR) (“The Agricultural Skills Society”) was founded in 1997. TUR members are farmers from Wielkopolska, young farmers – participants of foreign internships, scientists from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań and people working in and around agriculture, representatives of schools taking part in internships and enthusiasts agriculture. The Agricultural Skills Society, through its activity, refers to 120 years of educational traditions of the Wielkopolska based skills societies, whose goal was to improve the professional skills of modern farming. The Society’s tasks include: supporting and propagating modern management principles; popularization of modern agricultural technology and economic foundations of rational management; teaching of scientific and technical progress in the rural environment. The TUR Society organizes many scientific and technical conferences in the field of agriculture symposia that promote the improvement of professional qualifications of farmers and teachers of agricultural schools. The Society has published many publications in the field of agriculture, including: Prepared and implemented a pilot project of cereal storage and marketing in cooperation with American institutions and the Agricultural Market Agency. Participated in the promotion of agricultural chambers by doing training throughout Poland, a publication was also published under the name „Agricultural Chambers”. The Society developed and prepared and twice published a guide on grain storage under the title „Well stored grain”, which became the basic textbook for schools, institutions and farmers. The main task of the Society is cooperation with agricultural schools in the issue of equalizing the chances of rural youth, derived from less developed regions of our country, in access to modern forms of vocational education, language skills, cultural and cognitive skills. These activities also apply to agricultural school teachers. The Society enables students of agricultural schools and young farmers to take a three-month internship abroad on farms in other European Union countries, which it has been realizing for over 20 years. From the very beginning, the Society has been cooperating with the German Center for Agricultural Technology in Nienburg. The Society is a non-governmental non-profit organization, and its members operate on a voluntary basis without charging.

 

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DEULA-Nienburg GmbH is an educational institution of agricultural maschinery.The name of the DEULA-Nienburg stands for high quality and independent education and training. We are a modern educational center for all agricultural and some certain handcraft and technical professions.With our help the professionals from the agricultural sector can deepen and improve their knowledge. Next to the agriculture has the DEULA the departments of horticulture, forestry, agricultural and construction machinery mechanics, industrial mechanics and driving school. The apprentice has to be one time per year for one week at the DEULA to get specialized knowledge in agriculture technics. The education in the DEULA is a part of the dual education system. The Deula trainings are based on practice.

 

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“EFA La Malvesía” isa semi-private school which has teaching agricultural vocational training and secondary education since 1970. The institution has a great importance around rural areas because there are more than 600 students who come from different towns in the Valencian Community.
It is part of UNEFA (Union of Agricultural Family Schools) which joins 27 EFAs in Spain. In addition, UNEFA is integrated in AIMFR (International Association of Maisons Familiar Rural). Every schools in this association follow the same original training system from the beginning.
The main feature of our education system the alternative stages between school and company, very close to the German Dual System. This has been applied since the beginning of school. The methodology has developed the employability and, besides, it has propitiated a close relation with companies of the agriculture and forestry sector in our region.
Currently, we have agreements with over 600 companies. The most important are Public institutions (Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment) but small-size companies too.

 

 

Meeting in Poznań

 

 

 

Meeting in Nienburg

 

 

 

Meeting in Valencia

 

 

 

Second Meeting in Poznań

 

Results of Project (in progress)