Communications in Agriculture – Agriculture in Communications

Dear Students,


We are excited to invite you to a unique and informative Campus Visit and Excursion focused on Communications in Agriculture. This event will take place on August 14, 2024 at the Bern University of Applied Sciences School for Agricultural, Forest and Food Science HAFL in Zollikofen.


The program includes the following highlights:


09:30 am: Communications in Agriculture – a brief introduction on how research communicates with different stakeholders. With Agroscope, the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research


11:15 am: How Swiss Farmers Union communicates with farmers, political stakeholders and the public – The case of Switzerland. With Swiss Farmers Union.


11:45 am: Discussion on how to engage with stakeholders and the public


2:00 pm: Campus Visit & WIN-Rütti


3:00 pm: Coffee and closing remarks


3:30 pm: Departure


Why this program is for you:

We invite students from University of Illinois and from Schools and Universities in Switzerland (ETH, HAFL, ...) and offer an unique day to network, share insights and perspectives on communication in agriculture.


You can learn, how communication with farmers is organized and how the agricultural sector engages with stakeholders and the public.


Why Effective Communication Matters in Agriculture:

Staying Informed: Effective communication helps farmers stay up-to-date with the latest research and technology, enabling them to improve yields and profitability.

Collaboration and Innovation: Facilitating collaboration among farmers and other stakeholders leads to increased innovation and efficiency. Without proper communication, the agricultural sector would quickly grind to a halt.


Costs: The event is free of charge (including food).


Registration: Please register using the form  until the 30th of July, as we do have limited capacities.

For any question, please contact Hansjürg Jäger: