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Spring & Autumn School

Spring & Autumn School: Pathways towards a more sustainable agriculture

Agriculture is facing many challenges: Cost pressures, changing societal expectations, digitalisation, climate change and animal welfare requirements. The pressure to change is increasing, and many farmers are uncertain about which path they want to take.

What do the paths to a more sustainable agriculture look like? How can the transformation be shaped? And how can this be reflected in agricultural (vocational) training?

Together with young people in agricultural education (apprentices, technical and master students, university students, recent graduates) as well as teachers and trainers in the agricultural sector, we are addressing these questions.

Information on the Autumn & Spring School 2024

The 2024 cohort will start with the Autumn School, which will be followed by the Spring School (for the same group) in spring 2025. Applications are expected to be possible from early summer 2024. We will inform you about this here.

The Spring & Autumn School is a result of the Think and Do Tanks on Future-Oriented Land Use that took place in March and July 2020 in Siggen. A steering group was formed from among the participants to support the foundation in planning the Spring & Autumn School.

Following the successful Spring School 2021, the programme was expanded and supplemented for 2022 and 2023 with an Autumn School as well as excursions and digital exchange opportunities. In 2024/2025, the programme will enter its fourth round and start for the first time in autumn: with the Autumn School in November 2024, followed by a Spring School in February 2025 (for the same group).


Dr. Klara Stumpf Head of Sustainable Land Use Programmes Head of Science Programmes

+49 40 33 402 12stumpf@toepfer-stiftung.de