Are you ready for the changing
new technological responses to climatic conditions
for your own survival and that of society as a whole?
We can help! There is life without ploughing, and there really is!

2024. eagerly awaited regenerative agriculture
event is coming up. Don't miss it!

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... and it begins!

Production costs are sky high, purchase prices are low, the weather is hectic... Sound familiar? 

If you don't see the opportunity and the way out, this event is for you!

If you want to stay in the agricultural sector - whether you're a farmer, machinery manufacturer, trader or consultant - you need to change, because the technology and knowledge you're used to will be little or useless in the future.

The transformation of the agricultural sector is already being felt, and everyone should feel it today. The question is whether you want to know the causes and change what you can, because the familiar methodology and traditional or conventional agrotechnology will no longer be profitable in the future. If you don't understand the why, this is the place for you! If you do, you are here to improve your knowledge and efficiency!

A taste of the content

2 action-packed days of regenerative farming

The most renowned mechanical engineering manufacturers and dealers at 1000+ nm

Introducing the TMG Association, the educational programme

800 visitors from a wide spectrum of the agriculture and food industry

Dialogue between participants, visitors - by soil type

Diverse national and foreign case studies

A separate room for discussion with the speakers

Successful practitioners and renowned theoreticians

Soil testing live with detailed explanations

More than 30 renowned speakers, performances on 2 stages simultaneously

Rain simulator tutorial that always wins everyone over

Gastronomic experience: tasting quality regenerative foods

What does it mean that TMG REAG VII Soil Life Conference and Exhibition?

This will be the 7th year that TMG, the Soil Renewal Farmers' Association, has organised its conference on regenerative agriculture (REAG is the acronym for regenerative agriculture), and as the number of participants has grown exponentially every year, we thought big and created the first regenerative conference and exhibition in Central Europe. There was no other event on this topic in Central Europe.

The event will offer a truly colourful and useful line-up of presentations from successful practitioners, innovative academic researchers and experts with many years of experience in soil regeneration from home and abroad. In addition, the conference will be complemented by a large machinery exhibition with a wide range of machinery from the most renowned manufacturers of regenerative systems.

What is the purpose of the event?

By demonstrating regenerative agriculture, we want to show farmers the way to a sustainable and profitable agriculture. After all, the vision of our association is to make the Carpathian Basin green in winter and summer!

We want to show that there is life without ploughing, and what life is like! We will show you how to grow crops without ploughing, and explain the theoretical and practical elements of this in detail. For many people, in very large areas, the question of how to survive in adverse conditions is a vital one.

By switching to regenerative farming, you can, among other things.

... i.e. profitability
will grow!

Together with this, the soil will be able to renew itself, we will have living soil again. The ever increasing diversity of soil inhabitants will contribute to healthy soil, which will result in healthy plants. And healthy plants will produce healthy food, which will lead to healthy people. 
 
It's that simple! And it's also wonderful: the producer's own economic interest is the same as the interest of society as a whole in the long run!
 

What are the specificities of the event?

The event will feature two stages with parallel performances on both days. There are more than 30 performances. Each performance will end with a 'Q&A' session. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions, as our principle is that there are no wrong questions! Unfortunately, our time is not infinite, so you can continue the discussion after the Q&A session. We will provide a separate room where those who are more interested in the topic and the speakers can continue the discussion.

We will also provide a space for participants to talk to each other and share their experiences. There are banquet tables designated by soil type where you can also chat with TMG farmers. And on 11 January, you can even ask Endre Dobos, professor and president of the Hungarian Soil Science Society!

There are many machine manufacturers exhibiting in a huge area, but here you will only find machines and tools that are in line with regenerative principles.

Both days will also feature spectacular demonstrations. For example, you will be able to see the very popular and spectacular rain simulator, but we will also be doing live soil testing (soil aggregate stability testing). These will give you an insight into how tillage practices affect the physical properties of soils.

The whole event will be recorded, so you don't have to worry about missing anything, because we'll share the footage of the presentation with you after the event.

As an exhibitor at our stands, you will also meet companies and experts who can help you with the technical and organic part of soil renewal.

During the event, you can also reach out to the farmers of the TMG Association, ask for their opinions and help, and learn about our educational programme.

We can't leave out the final product of regenerative agriculture, taste the food produced by regenerative agriculture!

Who it's for
the event?

Who are the people who should not come
to the event?

Programme

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

9:00 - 10:00

Registration

Main stage

Housewife:

GABRIELLA ORMÓS

10:00

Szabó-Attila

Attila Szabó, President, TMG Association, opening speech

10:05

Kassai-Lajos

Lajos Kassai, rider, Kassai Valley

Tradition and modernity

10:45

Boros-Tomas-1

Boros Tomas, farmer, Felvidék

Our way to no-till

11:30

Braun-Zsolt

Zsolt Braun, Bunge Zrt., Soil Creators Programme

Presentation of the Soil Creators programme

12:15

Horváth-Attila-1

Attila Horváth, plant protection consultant

"The underground job" or where to go from no-till crop protection

13:00

Dr.-Keszthelyi-Sándor-1

Prof. Dr. Sándor Keszthelyi, MATE Institute of Plant Production Sciences

Consequences of the effects of no-tillage on animal pests of field crops and their composition

13:45

Dr.-Szabó-Emese-1

Dr. Emese Szabó, KITE Zrt., Head of Development Department

Nutrient management in the context of soil protection

14:30

Tamás Bellai

Tamás Bellai, KITE Zrt., Trade Support Engineer

Erosion control - slope management above 12% and Controlled tillage - CTF

15:15

Padra-István

István Padra, composting expert

Needs/possibilities of subsistence farming

16:00

Hollósi-Dávid

Dávid Hollósi, Managing Director, MBH Bank Agri-Food Business Unit

Soil and agriculture at the service of humanity. We owe a lot, but can we repay the loan?

Small stage

Housewife:

MÁRKUS-RITZEL ANI

10:45

Szunyogh_András-1

András Szunyogh, DEDES project

Grassland management with regenerative grazing methods

11:30

Peter Hajnal

Péter Hajnal, Farmer, Felvidék

"Min-till/no-till the way I do it," or "How not to do min-till,

12:15

Branimir-Popov

Branimir Popov (DrAgro), PrimeTrinity, Director

From Conventional to Strip Tillage: Examining the Transition Phase in Serbia

13:00

Antal_Balázs-1

Balázs Antal (Krishna Valley)

Gardening experiences with cover crops and compost

13:45

Rostislav Matl

Rostislav Mátl, Spolek pro regenerativní zemědelství

Regenerative agriculture and direct sowing into the freeze-killed cover crop mixtures

14:30

Vazsonyi-László

László Vázsonyi, VulcanAgro Kft., founder

Replenishing nutrients if we don't disturb the soil!?

15:15

Dr Lucia Balak, PhD

Lucia Balak PhDr., Živá záhrada s.r.o.

Healthy plants with healthy soils: What we know about soil, compost and tee biology

16:00

Bekecs-Mátyás

Bekecs Mátyás, family farmer

Integrating grazing livestock into our arable crop production

Thursday, 11 January 2024

Main stage

Housewife:

GABRIELLA ORMÓS

10:00

Szabó-Attila

Attila Szabó, TMG Association, opening

10:05

Dr.-Juhász_Anikó-1

Dr. Anikó Juhász, Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture

Common Agricultural Policy tools for more sustainable farming

10:45

Parádi-István-1

Dr. István Parádi, Department of Plant Biology and Molecular Plant Biology, ELTE TTK, adjunct professor

The role of soil biology in the regenerative transition

11:30

Kökény-Attila-1

Attila Kökény, developer of soil renewal technologies, consultant of Nestlé Lens

Introduction of economical technology above 12%

12:15

Hegedűs_Sándor-1

Sándor Hegedűs, plant protection consultant

Reduced juice, reduced chemicals, reduced cost

13:00

Palik-Ferenc-1

Ferenc Palik, Szápári Ökofarm and Biomalom

Circular farming effectively

13:45

Dr.-Tóth-Zoltán-1

Dr. Zoltán Tóth, Associate Professor, Head of Department, MATE Institute of Plant Production Sciences, Department of Agronomy

Soil condition and nutrient dynamics in no-till and conventional systems

14:30

Gyulai-Ivan

Dr. Iván Gyulai, ecologist

Vibrant diversity

15:15

Tóth-Győző

Győző Tóth, nature-friendly gardener

Nature in my garden

16:00

Pecze-Rozália

Rozália Pecze, Syngenta Ltd.

20 years' experience of a low-impact cultivation

Small stage

Housewife:

MÁRKUS-RITZEL ANI

10:05

Franz-Grötschl

Franz Grötschl, founder of Boden-ist-Leben

The Boden-ist-Leben organisation's work, scope, main themes and activities

10:45

Robert-Dohal

Robert Dohál, Chief of the board PD Krakovany - Stráže

Farming regeneratively means believing in miracles

11:30

Lengyel-Zoltán

Zoltán Lengyel, Dance Garden

Holistic Management: not just grazing!

12:15

Koszty-Viktor-1

Viktor Koszty, AgreenaApS, Country Officer

Carbon dioxide certificates, their importance and how they can be realised

13:00

Dér-Attila-mini

Attila Dér, Deraland, managing director, owner

Soil protection and technical solutions to reduce operating costs on agricultural tractors

13:45

eloado-ferfi

Heiner Willenborg

Soilify and Heiner, the mediaplatform for regenerative agriculture and the farmer with the long time experience in regenerative farming. A shared and exciting Journey!

14:30

Goldmann-Dávid-Juhász-Anna2

Dávid Goldmann and Anna Juhász

Regenerative chicken farming or chicken bus on the Farm

15:15

Sandor-Berecz-REAG

Sándor Berecz, Calmit Hungária Kft., Agra Branch Manager

Sustainable efficiency through soil improvement: optimising per hectare costs and water balance with No-till and Min-till

16:00

Farkas-Flórián(1)

Flórián Farkas, Agricultural engineer, consultant, no-till farmer

No-tillage in the steppes of Europe and Central Asia

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme and the dates.
The event will be video, audio and video recorded.

Presenters

(Click on the picture for more information about our speakers)

Balázs Antal

Krishna Valley

Lucia Balak, PhD

Živá záhrada s.r.o.

Mátyás Bekecs

Family farmer

Tamás Bellai

KITE Zrt., Trade Support Engineer

Sándor Berecz

Calmit Hungária Kft., Agra Branch Manager

Tomas Boros

farmer, Highlands

Zsolt Braun

Bunge Zrt., Agar Sales and Purchasing Manager Hungary and Austria

Attila Dér

Deraland, Managing Director, Owner

Robert Dohál

Chief of the board PD Krakovany - Stráže

Flórián Farkas

Agricultural engineer, consultant, no-till farmer

Peter Hajnal

Farmer, Highlands

Sándor Hegedűs

Plant protection adviser

Dávid Hollósi

Managing Director, MBH Bank Agri-Food Business

Attila Horváth

Plant protection adviser

Dr. Anikó Juhász

Deputy State Secretary for Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture

Lajos Kassai

Equestrian, Kassai Valley

Prof. Dr. Sándor Keszthelyi

MATE Institute of Plant Production Sciences

Viktor Koszty

Agreena ApS, Country Officer

Attila Kökény

Developer of soil renewal technologies, consultant to Nestlé Lens

Zoltán Lengyel

Dance garden

István Padra

Composting expert

Ferenc Palik

Szápár Organic Farm and Organic Farm

Dr. István Parádi

Department of Plant Biology and Molecular Plant Biology, ELTE TTK, adjunct professor

Rozália Pecze

Syngenta Ltd.

Branimir Popov

DrAgro, PrimeTrinity, Director

Rostislav

Spolek pro regenerativní zemědelství

Dr. Emese Szabó

KITE Zrt., Head of Development Department

András Szunyogh

DEDES project

Győző Tóth

Nature-friendly gardener

Dr. Zoltán Tóth

Associate Professor, Head of Department, MATE Institute of Plant Production Sciences, Department of Agronomy, Georgikon Campus Keszthely

László Vázsonyi

VulcanAgro Ltd, founder

Hosts of the event

A taste of our exhibitors

About

Who are we?

The TMG Association is a grassroots organisation, the Soil Renewal Farmers Association, founded by a group of enthusiastic farmers who are ready to provide a new technological response to changing climatic conditions for their own survival and that of society as a whole.

After several years of cooperation and knowledge sharing, we officially became an association in 2018. Our membership is diverse: from one hectare farmer to 1000 hectares. Our members are mainly involved in arable farming, some grow other crops (e.g. vines, fruit, vegetables, lavender) and some are involved in livestock farming. We are also diverse in the sense that some of our members are expatriates from abroad, and some of our members are Hungarians from abroad in the Carpathian Basin. We have organic farmers and conventional farmers, but what we have in common is that none of us plough our fields anymore. We are at different stages of the transition process. Our aim is to help as many farmers as possible to stop farming altogether and really regenerate the soil. 

Why was the idea of a conference and exhibition born?

In the early years of the association's history, we focused our efforts on strengthening the membership base, gathering knowledge, experience and success stories. With nearly a decade of collective work behind us, we are confident that regenerative agriculture is a viable alternative to the destructive agricultural system that currently prevails.

As the farming environment and our natural surroundings change for the worse, the number of farmers looking for a way forward is increasing. We want to offer them an alternative, based mainly on our own experience and by sharing our synthesised knowledge. Our members are regenerative farmers who are well-prepared, successful and therefore credible.

Our previous events

The aim of the TMG Association is to adapt the system of soil regeneration agriculture in Hungary and to enable its successful and efficient application. To this end, the association carries out self-financed experiments and research, and uses the results to produce professional articles and educational materials. In addition, our association is also involved in translating foreign literature into Hungarian and translating professional videos in order to provide our members with the widest possible learning opportunities. We organise professional days, farmers' forums, meetings and conferences for an effective exchange of experience. After all, that's our mission!

Our hands-on farmer forums are organised on the farms of our members and typically attract farmers from the region. We organise an annual conference, which attracts more and more people each year. As last year's conference expressed the need to showcase machinery that can be integrated into the technology, this year we are adding an expo to the event.

Conference attendance is mixed. Based on last year's participants, there are many arable farmers (54%), mixed farmers (23%) and smallholders (12%). The majority are conventional farmers, a small proportion are organic. More and more people say that they produce without rotation, but still a relatively large number say that they produce in the conventional rotation way (20%). So we still have work to do!

Participation fee

The TMG REAG Conference and Exhibition offers you a unique opportunity to put your farming on a profitable path to regeneration. By paying the participation fee, you are not only investing in the hope of ensuring your own survival, but you are also contributing to a good cause: you are contributing to the TMG Association's work to enable it to appear in as many forums as possible and to promote soil regeneration and regenerative agriculture; and to disseminate the educational programme to as many people as possible. 

Until 10 December 2023 the price of a day ticket is HUF 20 000 for one day, HUF 35 000 for 2 days in total.After 10 December 2023 the price of a day ticket is HUF 25 000 for one day, HUF 40 000 for 2 days in total.

Comments:

  • All invoices issued by the TMG Association do not include General Sales Tax (VAT).
  • Lunch does not include drinks, which are payable on the spot, individually.
  • For lunch, there are four menus to choose from, please indicate this on the registration form!

If you can't come for two days, it's still worth buying tickets for both days.

Why?

Because after the conference you will receive the recordings of performances from purchased days!
So even if you are not present on one of the days, you don't have to miss the presentations!

Early Bird

Until 10 December 2023
20 000 Ft day ticket | 1 day | with lunch
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Early Bird

Early Bird

Until 10 December 2023
35 000 Ft for two days | with lunch
  •  
Early Bird

Participation fee

After 10 December 2023
25 000 Ft day ticket | 1 day | with lunch
  •  

Participation fee

After 10 December 2023
40 000 Ft for two days | with lunch
  •  

Two in one go!

Come to the event and be the first no-kill book published in Hungarian! Mykhaylo Draganchuk's No-Till for Beginners is a concise technical book without pictures. It will be useful for those who want to switch to no-till or have been trying for a while but have many questions. In 150 pages, Ukrainian farmer Draganchuk shares his experiences of making the switch to no-till. He shares the knowledge of a number of farmers from different countries who have also successfully gone through the process of adopting this technology.

If you register for the event and order the book at the same time, you can buy it at a discounted price of 10 000 HUF! (You can pick up the book at the TMG Association stand, so you can even save the postage!) 

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Participation in the conference, lectures and programmes (1 or 2 days, according to your choice)
  • Visit the exhibition section
  • A copy of No-Till for Beginners if you choose the Two in One package
  • A recording of the conference will be made and shared with you after the event
  • A delicious lunch, according to your choice (see note below the tables!)
  • Free parking

How can I pay, register?

By clicking on the "Apply!" button, you will be redirected to an application form, where you can fill in the form to indicate your intention to apply. Your application will become final when you pay the indicated amount by online payment card. You will then receive an invoice.

Important! Registration cannot be cancelled and the amount paid cannot be refunded!

Extra option

As the event is hosted at Jakarta Airport, there is also the possibility of a small aircraft (Cessna 172/Cessna 182) sightseeing flight to bring smaller groups of friends together even more! The airport can also welcome your business partners from abroad, with a runway length of 800m! 

In one take-off, the plane can carry 3 passengers, and a smaller round trip takes 15 minutes. Available destinations: Hungary, Bugacpusztaháza, etc. Price: 36.000 HUF+VAT/lap/15 min. Please indicate your request on the application form and we will forward it to Jakarta Airport. Important! We cannot accept requests after 15 December 2023.

Exact location and time of the conference

Location

Jaka, Airport

Date of

10 - 11 January 2024.

On-site registration

Both days 9:00 - 9:45

Opening

10 January 2024 10:00

Visiting hours

Daily 10:00 - 17:00

Lunch

In 3 time slots, indicated by the colour of the wristband you will receive on entry.  

Clips and photographs may be taken at the conference, but the TMG Association has the exclusive right to record the presentations.

FAQ

TMG is short for Soil Restoration Farmers, from the name of the association that organises the event. REAG stands for 'regenerative agriculture'.

If you feel that our farming and natural environment is changing negatively, and that this is having a negative impact on your farming, we can show you a workable way out. This is exactly what we will be exploring at the conference. If you are open to change and change is what you are looking for, this is definitely the place for you!

By pressing the 'Apply!' button, you will be redirected to an application form, where you can fill in the form and indicate your intention to apply. Your application will become final when you pay the indicated amount by online payment card. You will then receive an invoice.
Important! Registration cannot be cancelled and the amount paid cannot be refunded!

Our list of exhibitors is full, but please contact us by email at info@tmg.hu if you would like to be put on the waiting list. Thank you!

Given the professional nature of the event, we believe that children would not be sufficiently engaged by the rich programme for adult professionals. However, we are aware that we may have visitors who will be accompanied by their children. You must take full responsibility for your child, the exhibition area is a dangerous establishment. We are not able to offer a child discount, they are also subject to a full goods participation fee.

Jakabszállás is about 18 km by car from Kecskemét, we recommend you to look for accommodation here!

The presentations and programmes will be held in a heated indoor space, the machinery exhibition space will be partly in a tent (heated) and partly outdoors. Access to the site is by asphalt road. It is hoped that adverse weather conditions will not affect the event.

There could be several reasons. You may not have entered your email address correctly when registering. Alternatively, since it's a human being sending the feedback, rather than an automated system, it may take some time for the confirmation message to arrive. For example, if you register in the evening, at night or at dawn, you can expect to receive a reply in the morning. But if you get stuck at any point in the process or are in doubt about anything, please contact info@tmg.hu to the following e-mail address.

No dogs or other animals are allowed at the event!

If you can't find the answer to your question on this page, please email info@tmg.hu our colleague will be happy to answer!

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Balázs Antal

Krishna Valley

I have been gardening in the Krishna Valley since 2007. Over the last 10 years I have gradually switched to regenerative, soil renewal tillage. I work in organic farming, where soil health is a priority. In recent years I have had nothing but good experiences with reduced tillage and cover crops. 

Lucia Balak, PhD

Lucia Balak, PhD

Lucia and her husband Juraj are members of the Czech Association for Regenerative Agriculture. They started two organisations, social business Živá Záhrada with the long-term goal to restore the microbiome and soil biodiversity through quality compost and soil lab services and a research non-profit PedaVita with focus on citizen science and improved understanding of soil health in the context of plant, animal, human and environmental health. Lucia is a student of Dr. Elaine Ingham.

Mátyás Bekecs

family farmer

I am Bekecs Mátyás family farmer. We farm in Tiszaszentimre, near Lake Tisza in the Great Plain, where we are engaged in arable farming, grassland management and beef cattle breeding on about 500 ha. 

We would like to develop a complex, ecologically sustainable system without soil disturbance (no-till), using cover crops, avoiding fertilizers and chemicals, and grazing our fields (with the help of our 200 or so Hungarian cattle), which would provide a solution to our current problems.

Tamás Bellai

KITE Zrt., Trade Support Engineer

In 2010, he graduated as an agricultural mechanical engineer from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Szent István University and started working as a technical trainee at KITE Zrt. From 2011, he worked as a development engineer on technical solutions for precision farming and the introduction of related tillage systems. From 2019, he worked as a machine operation support engineer, and from 2021, as a trade support engineer, he will be involved in the professional preparation and operation of demonstration machines and the organisation of field demonstrations and exhibitions, as well as providing professional support and training to colleagues in the machine trade.

Sándor Berecz

Calmit Hungária Kft., Agra Branch Manager

Sándor Berecz has been active in agriculture for more than 2 decades.

Previously, he has carried out pre-launch adaptation and technology trials of new generation portfolios for large seed companies. He has experience in soil improvement for farmers in varying climates and soils in domestic and regional growing regions.

Calmit Austria has nearly 70 years of experience in soil improvement. Calmit Agrar's soil improvement solutions and products are available to farmers, adapted to a variety of soil uses or crop rotations, through the application of soil improvers.

Tomas Boros

Farmer, Highlands

We farm almost 700 ha between Érsekújvár and Nitra, and we also provide services and renovate seed drills.We started thinking about direct seeding in 2013, but it was a long way to go before we started.

Zsolt Braun

BUNGE ZRT., Agri Sales and Purchasing Manager Hungary and Austria

I have worked in various sectors of agriculture for more than 25 years.
Early in my career I worked in the feed industry and related trade and product development.
Over the past 15 years at Bunge Vegetable Oil Industry Ltd., he has been - among others - the leader of our team of field representatives and our Soil Creation Project.
Bunge is an integrated international agri-food company, active in the farm-to-fork product chain. One of our main tasks is to fully satisfy the needs of our domestic and regional consumers and to continuously monitor the changes in these needs.
The aim of our priority Soil Creator project is to articulate and communicate to decision-makers in the various crop production sectors the raw material needs of the world's leading food companies, which are increasingly emphasising and setting sustainability goals that are derived from soil regeneration farming."

Attila Dér

Deraland, Managing Director, Owner

Attila Dér is the managing director and owner of Deraland. Agricultural Mechanical Engineer (Gödöllő, 1996).

Deraland Ltd. was established in the autumn of 2001 with the intention of offering modern power equipment accessories to agricultural organisations and private farmers, which would greatly contribute to reducing production and operating costs. Our motto.

Robert Dohál

Chief of the board PD Krakovany - Stráže

PD Krakovany - Stráže: Established in 1991, after change of management in 2012, the Agricultural cooperative Krakovany-Stráže was struggling to run its activities. Today it became a well-known lively example of regenerative soil management in Western Slovakia (Trnava Region). Spreading on an area of 640 hectares, the cooperative applies regenerative agricultural techniques. Completely no-till and this season it had more than 10 crops without using any fungicides, insecticides or artificial fertilizers.

Flórián Farkas

Flórián Farkas is a qualified agricultural engineer, soil regeneration farmer and consultant. The 28-hectare farm, which is exclusively dedicated to crop production, has been working without rotation since 2008 and since 2018 in a regenerative system. The farm is located on the border of Bajmoki in the south of the region, on the loess plateau of Telečka, a few kilometres from the Serbian-Hungarian border. He has been working as a consultant for 23 years.

Dávid Goldmann and Anna Juhász

Dávid Goldmann and Anna Juhász run the small family farm of almost 70 hectares near Eger.

They are involved in animal husbandry and regenerative agriculture.

Their work focuses on increasing the biodiversity of agricultural land and ensuring animal welfare conditions.

Franz Grötschl

He is a founding member and chairman of Boden-ist-Leben, and runs a cattle farm with his family in Burgenland, with 75 ha of land, 20 ha of which is grassland. Most of the land is very sandy and dry, with little rainfall.

dr. Iván Gyulai

Ecologist

Dr Iván Gyulai, ecologist, President of the Ecological Institute for Sustainable Development Foundation. He is credited with the "sustainable village" initiative in Gömörszőlő, the "Zsigerbeszéd" film series and the practice of soil regeneration gardening called compost deep mulching, which is being followed by more and more people. He is a committed believer in the natural, in living with nature, that the earth does not grow from iron, fertilisers or chemicals, but from respect and love of life.

Peter Hajnal

Agronomist

I'm Péter Hajnal, I'm a plant doctor, I work as an agronomist in a 530 hectare company. I also started my own private business 4-5 years ago. I started from zero, I had no tractor, no land, nothing. I currently farm about 45 ha at home. From the beginning I imagined I would farm with soil regeneration methods, so I never used the plough. I have made a lot of mistakes in the past in terms of good farming. I have learnt a lot from it and the current market situation has shown me that in a business you have to make serious decisions and put yourself out there as a whole person, for example, to survive a crisis like the one we are currently experiencing here in Central Europe.

Sándor Hegedűs

plant protection adviser

  • DATE General agricultural engineer 1984
  • DATE Plant Protection Engineering 1987
  • FVM Herbologist training
  • 35 years in arable farming, plant protection.
  • 8 years of the EAT method in partnership with Sersia Farm Ltd

Dávid Hollósi

Managing Director, MBH Bank Agri-Food Business

He is an economic agricultural engineer and financial accounting specialist and has been involved in agricultural finance for 20 years. He is well versed in rural economics, but also in the large corporate segment of the agriculture and food industry, and has a strong focus on the interrelationships between global, regional and local processes. Under his leadership, the only independent agri-food branch of the Hungarian banking sector has been created and is still in operation. He is the chairman of the agricultural working group of the Hungarian Banking Association and is actively involved in the work of the Agricultural Business Credit Guarantee Foundation. His work focuses on financing the single food economy and he attaches great importance to the effective representation of the interests of the agricultural sector, thus promoting efficient agricultural finance and policy.

Attila Horváth

Plant protection adviser

My name is Attila Horváth, I have been working as a plant protectionist in the southwestern Baranya and southern Somogy regions since 2014. I am in contact with more than 100 partners, I cover more than 10 000 hectares, both farmers and growing areas are very diverse with different needs. I like mud and dust, not paperwork.

Dr. Anikó Juhász

Deputy State Secretary for Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture

Anikó Juhász is Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture from 2018. Between 2015-2017 she was Director General of AKI (Agricultural Research Institute, Budapest). She graduated from the University of Horticulture and Food Industry (1997) and obtained her PhD degree from the Doctoral School of Business and Management at Szent István University (2010). She has 17 years of experience in the field of food supply chains and related policy research, with a special focus on the Common Agricultural Policy. He has been project and programme evaluator for calls for proposals under the EU Research Framework Programmes relevant to agriculture since 2012. Co-Chair of the EU Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) Strategic Working Group on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS SWG) 2017-2022.

Lajos Kassai

Equestrian, Kassai Valley

Prof. Dr. Sándor Keszthelyi

MATE Institute of Plant Production Sciences

I am Prof. Dr. Sándor Keszthelyi, professor at the Institute of Plant Production Sciences, Kaposvár Campus, MATE. Within this department, I am the head of the Applied Forage Crops Production Group. My main research interests are in the field of biological and ecological research on field pests. In addition, I am also involved in the analysis of latent pests using imaging techniques (CT, MR, etc.) and in environmental control research on storage pests. I have published about 350 publications in these fields, of which 110 are scientific publications and 145 are science publications. In addition, I have published 7 self-written and edited books in the field of agro-zoology, the last of which, "Cropland Pest Diagnostics", was published on 23.11.08.

Viktor Koszty

Agreena ApS, Country Officer

He will join the Agreena ApS team in 2022, currently as Country Manager. The company's main profile is to involve agriculture in the voluntary carbon market and to support the uptake of Regenerative Agriculture (Regen AG). He has spent the last 10 years in agricultural sales, mainly selling farm management systems. Prior to that he was involved in seed production and marketing.

Attila Kökény

developer of soil renewal technologies, consultant to Nestlé Lens

A user and developer of soil regeneration technologies since 2010. He has been working as a graphic designer and then as an IT manager, and started farming with no-till cover crop technology based on soil regeneration. Since 2014, he has been conducting minimum tillage and no-till trials of organic wheat varieties with his self-designed no-till drill in the ÖMKI programme. In 2016, he designed the RAD direct seeder to help farms under 400 hectares to transition to no-till technology. Over the past years, he has helped several farms to start the regenerative conversion process and, through his lectures on the TMMG framework, has provided thousands of farmers with the basic knowledge for successful no-till farming with cover crops. Since 2021, he has been an advisor to NESTLÉ LENS' Soil Renewal Farming Programme, which supports the regenerative conversion process of NESTLÉ/Purina suppliers.

Zoltán Lengyel

Dance garden

Zoltán Lengyel manages the family farm Táncoskert in Polgár, Hajdú-Bihar, where the entire area is certified organic. He is mainly known for his grazing animals and the direct sale of meat - in the form of a community farm and a farmer's market. Of course, the grazing land also includes ploughland where he produces fodder for his animals. Besides farming, he is active in various organisations. He is also a board member of the Hungarian Agroecology Network Association, a founding member of the Foundation for Regenerative and Sustainable Agriculture and the Hungarian Savory Hub, Savory Accredited Professional, EARA.

István Padra

composting expert

For the past 12 years I have been involved in the recycling of organic waste (composting) on an industrial scale, trying to "recycle" as much useful material as possible back into the natural cycle, following agricultural and environmental guidelines. Previously, I taught in secondary schools in agricultural and environmental vocational groups. Growing up on a family farm, I am currently building the garden soil at home towards bio-intensive self-sufficiency based on organic matter stability (composting).

Ferenc Palik

Szápár Organic Farm and Organic Farm

In the Bakony hills, we operate as a family farm, combining crop production with livestock farming, and we have stopped moving the soil.

Dr. István Parádi

Department of Plant Biology and Molecular Plant Biology, ELTE TTK, adjunct professor

István Parádi is an assistant professor at the Department of Plant Biology and Molecular Plant Biology, ELTE, with a main interest in plant-microbe symbioses and plant stress biology, in which he has 25 years of research experience in Hungary and abroad.Since 2022 he is co-founder and managing director of ExperiPlant Ltd., which aims to combine research experience and rigorous scientific approach with agricultural practice, especially in the development of sustainable and bio-based solutions.

Rozália Pecze

Syngenta Ltd.

For the last 30 years I have been working in crop protection and soil conservation at Syngenta Ltd. I have experienced how to stop soil degradation and increase soil health and biodiversity in agriculture.

Branimir Popov

DrAgro, PrimeTrinity, Director

He is a director of Prime Trinity, implementing regenerative agriculture projects, developing software and hardware for precision and regenerative agriculture, and selling machinery for regenerative and precision agriculture. 

He is the frontman of the YouTube channel Dr. Agro, who has been working on the topic of regenerative agriculture and its future development in Serbia since 2017.

Rostislav Matl

Spolek pro regenerativní zemědelství

Chairman of the company DVP Agro a.s. (dvpagro.cz), which farms regeneratively in South Moravia and is a founding member of the Association for Regenerative Agriculture (regenerative.czWe try to put regenerative farming methods into practice and share our knowledge with the public and members of the association.

Dr. Emese Szabó

KITE Zrt., Head of Development Department

He has a degree in agricultural chemistry and a specialisation in plant medicine, and his PhD in agrochemistry, where he investigated the potential of integrating new soil testing methods into nutrient management practices. He has been working for ten years at KITE Zrt., a major player in the field of precision farming, currently as Head of Development. He is involved in the development of the Precision Farming System (PGR), in particular the nutrient management and irrigation advisory activities.

András Szunyogh

DEDES project

At this year's OMÉK I received the 2023 Young Agronomist Grand Prize for Agriculture-at, a DEDES private agroecological programme We are establishing a regenerative model farm, within which we are conducting grazing experiments with cattle (red angus) and horses (Akhal-Teke).

Győző Tóth

Nature-friendly gardener

I am Győző Tóth. I started gardening 35 years ago as an organic gardener. After organic became an industry, I turned to nature. That's how I became a nature-friendly gardener. The goals of my work:

  • provide healthy food for the family;
  • to pass on to my grandchildren the land I have worked in perfect condition;
  • to make public the experience I have gained over the decades.

Dr. Zoltán Tóth

Associate Professor, Head of Department, MATE Institute of Plant Production Sciences, Department of Agronomy, Georgikon Campus Keszthely

Teaches subjects in the fields of agriculture, land use and plant production. His research work is mainly based on the Keszthely Farm Experiments and focuses on the effects of different nutrient supply, organic matter management, crop rotation and tillage on productivity and soil condition. He has been/is involved in several national and international research projects as a principal investigator and is currently the leader of two H2020 projects (SOILGUARD, LEX4BIO).

László Vázsonyi

VulcanAgro Ltd, founder

53 years old, with a degree in chemical engineering. I am a family man, father of 4 children. I am the founder and creator of VulcanAgro Ltd. I develop products, consult and manage VulcanAgro Ltd. My philosophy is that we should care more about the soil and understand the processes that take place in it. We should use less iron, give it more time to regenerate and not overload it with unnecessary nutrients, pesticides and treading.

Gabriella Ormos

Housewife

Márkus-Ritzel Ani

Housewife

Previously working in the IT field and having appeared on several stages as a singer, her heart finally drew her home to the countryside, where she and her partner farm the family land. They are trying to combine a regenerative approach to farming with mixed planting and the integration of animals, such as intermittent grazing in the woods. In the future, they will place greater emphasis on raising awareness of ecological systems in their historic environment and on developing a family-centred, chemical-free, pick-your-own culture in the region. In his spare time, he spends time painting around the house, sawing, tinkering, raising children, horseback riding, or building a corral in rubber boots.