At the AgEng Land.technik conference, the hand-over took place of president Prof Fatima Baptista from the university of Évora Portugal to Prof Barbara Sturm, Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB). Prof Baptista thanked everybody for the great support during her 1.5 years of presidency, which had an unexpectedly hard time due to the pandemic and moving from a postponed physical AgEng conference in 2020 to an almost full remote conference in 2021.
For the coming 2 years prof Sturm will do her utmost to bring some new initiatives and bring under renewed attention a, for her, very important topic, the bioeconomy. She thanked Prof Baptista for her kind words and for the continued good cooperation.
We wish the new president the very best!