The Netherlands Society for Grassland and Fodder Crops is pleased to welcome you to the 18th EGF Symposium that will be held from the 15th to the 17th of June, 2015, in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
The theme of this Symposium is “Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems”. Many countries are currently exploring the possibilities and constraints of scaling up and intensification of animal production systems. The issue of food security is asking for high output from agricultural systems. A major question is the extent to which societal demands, such as animal welfare and grazing, can be met in intensified production systems. Will further optimization of grassland management enhance profitability and reduce environmental pressure of farming systems?
We warmly invite you to submit abstracts to either one of the three subthemes of the Symposium: • Different high output dairy farming systems in Europe • Grassland and fodder crops in high output systems • High output and high (eco)efficiency
Papers that do not fit within one of these subthemes will not be accepted. The focus of the Symposium is the European context. Instructions for abstract submission can be found on the website www.egf2015.nl. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 17 November 2014.
For up-to-date information on the Symposium (program, excursion, social events) please regularly check the website www.egf2015.nl.
We are looking forward to meet you in Wageningen in 2015!
On behalf of the Scientific Committee of EGF 2015 Agnes van den Pol-van Dasselaar