Programme for pre-congress tour
24 june – 27 june

Bregentved Manor – Crop production, pig production and energy. (Foto: Hans Henrik Tholstrup)

Friday 24 june 2022


Accommodation at CABINN Scandinavia, Vodroffsvej 55, 1900 Frederiksberg (1,4 km from Copenhagen Central Station) 

Single room: 440 euros 

Shared double room: 380 euros 

Price includes food (from dinner 24/6), accommodation, tours, travel to IFAJ2022 congress venue  

2.00 pm

City tour: Bus to Langelinje. Walk including Langelinje, the Little Mermaid, the Boardwalk, Amalienborg,
Marble Church (aka Frederik’s Church), Strøget, Christiansborg, Rosenborg Garden

7.00 pm

Midsummer evening (St. John’s Eve) in Tivoli

Dinner in ‘Grøften’ restaurant, with labskovs (traditional Danish stew), beer and snaps.

Saturday 25 june 2022

7.30 am Breakfast at the hotel
8.15 am Departure to DLF Seeds in St. Heddinge

The world championships in football are played on grass with Danish origins. Get the story about how the Danish Seed growers became the world’s largest exporter of grass and clover seed.

Breeding of climate-robust and resource-efficient species for forage and turf.
Visit to the laboratories and the field.
Speakers: Christian Sig Jensen and Niels Roulund

12.00 noon Lunch – Danish ”smørrebrød” (open face sandwiches)
12.30 am

Departure for Stevns Klint (Unesco World Heritage site) and Højerup Church, that hangs out over the cliff. Walk in the area.

Billedresultat for Stevns Klint

Stevnt klint tells the story of life 66 million years ago

1.15 pm Departure for Bregentved Manor
2.00-5.00 pm

Bregentved Estate– Crop production, pig production and energy.

Bregentved Manor has a clear strategy. The aim is to combine energy and agricultural systems for a future without fossil fuels and to create more sustainable energy systems. They have therefore over the past years developed wind, biomass and solar energy. The overarching goal is to become energy-neutral.
The plan is to establish a huge solar energy park on 210 hectares. The first 10 hectares already supply power.

The estate farms 3,465 hectares with a wide range of crops, and produces pigs and energy.
Visit to farm buildings, fields and solar park.

A representative from the Danish Agriculture & Food Council will speak about Danish climate targets going towards 2050 (15 min.).

5.00 pm Departure for Copenhagen
7.00 pm

Dinner at Turkish restaurant

Sunday 26 June 2022

7.30 am Breakfast at the hotel
8.15 am Departure for Nordic Harvest,  Nordic Harvest A/S, Litauen Alle 13, 2630 Taastrup
9.00 am

Nordic Harvest. Presentation and tour.

Denmark’s first, large vertical farm, which on 14 floors grows leafy greens and herbs distributed to retailers, canteens and restaurants.

Vertical farms operate completely without sunlight, soil and rain, but in an indoor enclosed hydroponic environment with LED lights and optimally controlled light, moisture and fertilizer conditions.

On their website, they state: “We can harvest 15 times a year and produce 1,000 tonnes of green in 100 times less space compared with field production. In fact, our production takes no more space than a football pitch.”

10.30 am Departure
11.30 am Lunch
12.15 pm Departure for Tvedemose Mushroom Farm
2.00 pm

Tvedemose Mushroom Farm at Bårse. Family owned enterprise in three generations. More than 2,000 tonnes mushrooms produced annually. No pesticides and focus on sustainability. Organic apples, pears, and eggs

Recycling: The mushrooms are grown in manure from the hens.
Discussion: What can be recycled from cities?

3.30 pm Departure for Copenhagen
5.00 pm Arrival at hotel
7.00 pm Diner at Tivoli

Monday 27 juni 2022

7.30 am Breakfast
check out
8.00 am Departure from the hotel
8.30 am

Visit Food Nation at Axelborg.

Food Nation is sponsor for IFAJ 2020
The Danish food cluster – what is it capable of? How has it become known in other countries?

10.00-11.00 am

Visit LandbrugsAvisen
This is how we produce agricultural news in Denmark.

Tour and discussion

11.20 am Departure for Copenhagen Central Station
Lunch on the train
Approximately 3:00 pm Arrival Vingsted

Changes to the programme can occur.


Frederik Thalbitzer
Journalist at LandbrugsAvisen (weekly journal for farmers) and editor of the magazine Kødkvæg (Sucklers). President of the Danish Food and Agricultural Journalists.

Stig Oddershede
Head of communication, DLF Seeds

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