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EFITA newsletter / 602 - European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
Mick Harkin, ex Secretary of EFITA, who has kept us amused with his
Friday Jokes over the years, has published a book on Amazon entitled "Jokes,
Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit".
Contact: Mick HARKIN
Sustainable Agriculture - its future – its technology integration,
its stakeholder cooperation
17 - 19 June – Carinthia \ Austria
Embedded into the "Days of the Future congress" there will take
place the "AgriFuture
Days" from June 17th to 19th in Carinthia \ Austria. 3 days are
dedicated to the future of the agricultural sector and will bring together
senior representatives from leading government, research & commercial
organizations from around the world, to share knowledge, experience, lessons
learnt and good practice related to ICT Adoption in the rural area business
and all affiliated sectors.
The conference will start with a series of presentations. Keynote speakers
will talk about current systems, social preferences, political thoughts
and difficulties to break institutional deadlocks. Other scientists and
entrepreneurs will discuss the challenge of the global food demand which
is forecasted to rise by 70% by 2050, and the parallel slowdown in productivity
growth together with the increased pressure on the environment and the
natural resources. Workshops dealing with models for the agricultural
future from the technological and organizational perspective, poster presentations
and software live-presentations with best-practice examples will stimulate
cooperation and inspirit the agenda. The outcome and summary of them will
be introduced and pronounced as the "Ossiach declaration".
“Innovation, know-how transfer, technologies and their integration and
especially new business models stimulating and enabling more cooperation
for the benefit of all players in the production chain are the key-words
of The Future of Agriculture”, says DI Walter Mayer as initiator of this
event who cordially invites you to take part.
Contact: Karin STROBL
2013 Conference: Sustainable Agriculture through ICT innovation (June
23 - 27, Torino, Italy)
Precision Ag Technology: The Wide Open Road
Precision technology will be an essential element to reaching the
lofty yield increases that will be required of agriculture in the decades
Most of this technology is available today. We just need to be creative
and integrate the pieces together. It the future it may be required for
legal documentation. But it definitely has possible applications in guiding
input decisions. It will be the edge top producers use to stay one-step-ahead.
As it becomes more widely adopted, it will become an essential part of
doing business, just as the innovative technologies 20 years ago are now
Bottom line — don’t slip off the learning curve if you want to stay in
farming. Fasten your seat belt for an exciting ride.
EFSA, the first ten years
Brave Thinkers: 30 Leaders Who Made a Difference
Rural tourism in China
On tripadvisor.com, search "Rural China".
My wife and me experimented and appreciated when visiting our son and
his family who are living in China:
> Hotel Zhulan Jiuba at Xidi (in the region of the Yellow Montains)
> The Giggling Tree (in the region of Yangshuo / Guilin, in the south
Dacom: Agri Yield Management
How people in others countries live… not new, but still fun … (2)
>>> Wise Italian Grandfather
Why Italian Fathers and Grandfathers pass their handguns down through
An old Italian man is dying. He calls his grandson to his bedside, Guido,
I wan' you lissina me. I wan' you to take-a my chrome plated 38 revolver
so you will always remember me."
"But grandpa, I really don't like guns.. How about you leave me your
Rolex watch instead?"
"You lissina me, boy. Somma day you gonna be runna da business, you
gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big-a home and maybe a couple
of bambinos. "
"Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed
with another man.
"Whatta you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, 'times up'
How people in others countries live… not new, but still fun … (3)
>>> Irish blonde...
An attractive blonde from Cork, Ireland, arrived at the casino. She seemed
a little intoxicated and bet twenty thousand dollars in a single roll
of the dice.
She said, "I hope you don't mind, but I feel much luckier when I'm
completely nude." with that, she stripped from the neck down, rolled
the dice and with an Irish brogue yelled, "Come on, baby, Mama needs
As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down and squealed. "Yes!
Yes! I won, I won!" She hugged each of the dealers, picked up her
winnings and her clothes and quickly departed.
The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded. Finally, one of them asked,
"What did she roll?" The other answered, "I don't know
- I thought you were watching."
MORAL OF THE STORY
Not all Irish are drunks, not all blondes are dum... but all men... are
Global Facts About Sex
At any given moment:
FACT: 79,000,000 people are having sex - right now.
FACT: 58,000,000 are kissing.
FACT: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex.
FACT: 1 old person is reading emails.
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