Date: Friday June 28th 2019
Duration: Bus from hotel 08:30. Return at hotel: 14:00
Organizers/contact persons: Egil Petter Stræte, Ruralis/ Laila Stubsjøen, Skjetlein.
Title: Co-production of knowledge in practice
We will be visiting an agricultural college, combined with a bus sightseeing tour of farmland around Trondheim. This excursion will demonstrate how a location of knowledge activities is organized and how the partners work to improve agricultural knowledge and competence in the knowledge system between farmers, education, advisory services and research. This network and site of co-production and dissemination of knowledge includes Skjetlein College (organic farm and study programs on nature, construction and building, technology and industrial production), the Green Knowledge Centre (agronomical education for adults, vocational school and courses for green production) and the Norwegian Agricultural Extension Service.
In addition, the research institute - Ruralis, contributes to their studies on the Norwegian Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS). Issues that will be emphasized: cooperation with business and research, technology development in the bioeconomy and international cooperation (Erasmus). The location of the college is a farm that is mainly organic: Cows and calves (organic), sheep (organic), pigs (conventional), poultry (conventional), and horses. There is a greenhouse, composting drum, solar cell/solar collector, wood-burning boiler and water turbine.
Departure hotel: 08:30
Arrival Skjetlein: 09:30
Lunch at Skjetlein: 12:00 (local food)
Departure Skjetlein: 13:30
Arrival hotel: 14:00
Bus Sightseeing Tour (Byneset)
Welcome and Introduction