Öko-Feldtage (Organic Field Days) 2025
From June 18 to June 19 2025 the fifth national Organic Field Days will be held at the organic farm Wassergut Canitz GmbH in Wasewitz-Thallwitz in the state of Saxony.
The Organic Field Days provide a unique combination of practice and research in organic agriculture and animal husbandry. The biennial event exhibits innovations and discusses current topics with farmers and representatives from politics and business.
The last four editions of the Organic Field Days took place in 2017, 2019, 2022 and 2023. Motivated by the overwhelming success of these events the well-established cooperation of partners behind the project will continue their work in 2023. The FiBL Projekte GmbH is the organiser of the Organic Field Days 2025 and is supported by its co-organisers – the Saxonian Ministry of Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture and its state institutes and the Foundation for Ecology and Agriculture (SÖL).
Öko-Feldtage 2023 at the organic farm Grieshaber and Schmid GbR
How it started
2017 more than 8000 visitors attended the first ever nationwide Öko-Feldtage in Germany. The Organic Field Days 2017 und 2019 took place at the Hessian state domain Frankenhausen, the teaching and test operation of the university of Kassel. The 2019 two-day event was attended by 11.000 visitors. One third of the visiting farmers worked in the conventional sector. The third Organic Field Days moved in 2022 to the Gladbacherhof (agricultural holding of the Hessian State) near the town of Villmar, where the University of Gießen operates its institute for research and experiments in organic agriculture. The last organic Field Days moved further south to the state of Baden-Württemberg and were held at the organic farm Grieshaber & Schmid in Ditzingen-Hirschlanden, close to Stuttgart. The next Organic Field Days will move to Saxony and will take place at the organic farm „Wassergut Canitz GmbH“ in Wasewitz-Thallwitz close to Leipzig – its main topic is agriculture and water conservation.
The Öko-Feldtage as a platform
The nationwide Öko-Feldtage (“Organic Field Days”) are a two-day meeting point for organically working farmers as well as all farmers interested in new methods for environmentally friendly agriculture. The event offers an ideal platform where current topics can be discussed with practitioners and representatives from politics and economy. The so called innovation show demonstrates the current state of organic farming and where it is heading.
Visitors can get a broad picture about innovations in agricultural technology, plant cultivation, animal husbandry and research. Companies, associations and organisations present seeds, crop varieties, agricultural technology, inputs, animal feed, stable constructions, consultancy services and much more. Unlike “classic” field days in Germany, the Organic Field Days include perspectives on livestock farming and animal husbandry. Combined in circular economy systems these are important components of organic agriculture. The Organic Field Days provide perspectives on the entire system of organic farming with innovative operating concepts, cultivation systems and modern animal husbandry in all its diversity.
Latest news on organic farming
The program of the Öko-Feldtage presents the perfect mixture of practice and research and all the latest news on organic farming. The latest agricultural technology is on display in numerous machine demonstrations of hoes, including also GPS and camera-guided machines.
Many innovation examples show present prototypes and new developments. The latest findings on challenges such as the climate crisis, eco-breeding and animal welfare are discussed in forums by scientists and practitioners. In 2023, 350 exhibitors took part, companies, breeders, consultants and universities presented over 120 crops reaching from field beans to sugar beet and more than 20 innovations where introduced. Delicious culinary delights from regional organic caterers, live music and several opportunities for networking complete the program.