A Brief History of EurAgEng and AgEng Conferences

The European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng) was established in 1992 in a spirit of collaboration, to bring together those specialists of the sector, that recognized the need to communicate knowledge and experience, to foster mutual understanding and to promote professionalism among National Societies of agricultural engineers in Europe, as well as among individuals.

The successful series of agricultural engineering conferences demonstrated the strong desire for mutual contact and exchange among agricultural engineers throughout Europe, seeking to meet the challenge of increasing the food supplies and to resolve the diverse demands on the agricultural sector in industrialised nations.

On this page, you can download a copy of Karl Renius’ fascinating history of 75 years of agricultural engineering conferences in Germany and how EurAgEng became involved. The Land.Technik series of VDI-MEG conferences go from strength to strength and each odd year, as a prequel to AGRITECHNICA in Hannover, Land.Technik Ag Eng takes place. In the recent editions the congress centre was filled to the facilities’ maximum capacity of 1000 engineers.

For your information you may also read the spreadsheet showing the significant stages in the life of EurAgEng, the AgEng conferences and the key players or read the original formation document.

The AgEng Conference series, currently held on the even years  in a different European country, provides the main technical research forum for the Society, tackling all relevant topics, making less distinction in the Technically Readiness Levels and providing the opportunity, especially for young engineers, to present their work and liaise with other experts in their field.

Both the AgEng - Land-Technik and the AgEng conferences provide a preferential rate for EurAgEng members.

In recent years another successful collaboration has been set-up with AXEMA with the Rendez-vous techniques conferences as a prequel for the Paris agricultural machinery show SIMA. It is the main co-sponsored event from EurAgEnG.

These are the three main conferences that also feed back into the society with part of the income stream, for EurAgEng to continue its activities of attracting people for the profession and giving its members a forum to influence and shape the research and education landscape.