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Technology and the agriculture of the future on the agenda

Sustainability, technology and intelligent solutions go hand in hand in the agriculture of the future. The newly appointed honorary professor at the Department of Agroecology will speak about this in his inaugural lecture in October 2017.

[Translate to English:] Ole Green holder tiltrædelsesforelæsning den 24. oktober 2017 på AU Foulum og den 31. oktober 2017 på AU Flakkebjerg. Foto: Agrointelli

Aarhus University has appointed CEO Ole Green from the company Agrointelli as honorary professor in the Department of Agroecology. In connection with the appointment Ole Green will give his inaugural lecture with the title ”Sustainability, technology and intelligent solutions go hand in hand in the agriculture of the future” at AU Foulum on October 24, 2017 and AU Flakkebjerg on October 31, 2017. 

You can view the programme here

- We must have more focus on sustainability, especially with regard to soil management – and we must do this with the aid of technology, says Ole Green. He already collaborates with the Department of Agroecology on no less than 11 research projects – projects that have been granted almost 180 million kroner from various sources. The projects focus on various aspects of crop production with an emphasis on technological solutions. 

In connection with the lecture, the 11 research projects will be presented and it will be possible to speak with some of the people involved in the projects from both the Department of Agroecology and Agrointelli. 

The research projects have a direct connection with the Department of Agroecology’s four research flagships and you can learn about these at the inaugural event. 

The professorship will support industrial research and public-private collaboration, which in turn will contribute to boosting the Department of Agroecology’s commercial contacts. The head of the Department of Agroecology, Erik Steen Kristensen, is therefore happy about the new professor.

- With the appointment of Ole Green as honorary professor in the Department of Agroecology we are formalising the strong collaborative bonds that we already have. Ole Green is visionary and innovative, good at research and future thinking, and has a good network, which is valuable for our employees, says Erik Steen Kristensen. 

Read more about Ole Green in the article New honorary professor with an eye to future farming.

For more information please contact:

Head of Department Erik Steen Kristensen, Department of Agroecology, email: erik@agro.au.dk, telephone: +45 8715 7775, mobile: +45 2091 0371

CEO, Honorary professor Ole Green, Agrointelli, email: olg@agrointelli.com, telephone: +45 5185 4406