U.S.-German Forum Future Agriculture 2023 Project Cohort
The U.S.-German Forum Future Agriculture’s first cohort, which focused on climate, engaged participants active in arable farming in eastern Germany and the U.S. Corn Belt. In 2023, the project brought together German and U.S. farmers and key agricultural stakeholders from research and business for in-person and virtual exchange. The project hosted ten online workshops and a five-day in-person meeting of 16 U.S. and German farmers and other agricultural stakeholders in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois from June 27 to July 1.
The Aspen Institute Germany thanks the participants of the 2023 cohort: AJ Blair (Blair Farm LLC); Nancy B. Brannaman (Paddy Ridge Farm); Chandler Bruns (Precision Planting); Dr. Alyssa Cho (Bayer Carbon Program); Christian Egel (Thuringian State Office for Agriculture and Rural Areas); Dr. Thomas Gäbert (Agrargenossenschaft Trebbin eG); Hans-Heinrich Grünhagen (Grünhagen Farm); Adam Joseph Henkel (Self-employed farmer); Juliane Horsch (Klim GmbH); Dr. Björn Küstermann (Landgut Krosigk GmbH); Dr. Alex Lindsey (The Ohio State University); Marie Saudhof (Saxony-Anhalt Rural Youth Association e.V.; Nelben Farm); Florian Schiller (German Agricultural Society DLG e.V.); Donald Schnitker (Schnitker Family Farms LLC); Dr. Carmen Ugarte (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Erik Unger (Self-employed farmer; Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology).
The project is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BM