WHO & HOW:
The three initiative organisations Demeter-Akademie, Öko-Junglandwirte Network and Bioboden cooperative (represented through Simone Helmle, Clemens Gabriel and Uwe Greff), developed the framework of the project and also lead the individual courses.
ogether with other educative initiatives and individual persons in the biodynamic sector we offer a series of 5 seminars for a closed and continuous group of 16 participants. The main aim is to offer guidance and space for mutual support in developing your own business plan, learning how to lead yourself and your enterprise and knowing what you need as a juridical and social secure base for your farm or business.
Our main targets are young starting farmers who either set up new enterprises or are about to take over running organic farms. We also take participants from the farm related organic sector. The main impact of these seminars is to strengthen young starting entrepreneurs to set up or take over highly complex businesses as organic farms are today. Furthermore, the course is closing the gap between existing organic farming educations and the reality of being a farming entrepreneur, which is requesting a high level of self-reflection, self-leadership and the ability to gain knowledge.
Finally, the course will also be a possibility to practice and experience how to present an individual Business plan for to get the financial and social support needed.
There are many complex grown organic farms and enterprises in Germany, set up and continuously developed by a generation of pioneers. A new generation now has to take over these businesses or start up new ones, being able to compete within these grown structures. Therefore, we need to strengthen the new generation of organics to carry on the good work of the organic sector in Germany and to lift it up to a next level.