2014 Tarmstedt Exhibition

The concept of the Nordloh-Tange Young Famers came along mature and well thought-out. Young people want to build a multi-function site in their community between Leer and Oldenburg. As there has not been a play area there for several years, they want to build a multi-purpose site with their volunteering, along with seating and play equipment. The idea was welcomed and as a result the price from AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG – including Euro 1,000 – was awarded to the volunteer group from Ammerland.

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The winning tractor pulling team at the Tarmstedter Exhibition 20142014 Tarmstedt Exhibition
The winning tractor pulling team at the Tarmstedter Exhibition 2014

The young farmers submitted their plan to erect this special place for children and young people together with their registration for tractor pulling during the Tarmstedter exhibition. Overall, twelve teams took part in this particular competition. And they all had prospects for support for a social project alongside their chances to win. An independent jury examined the many different ideas and ultimately chose the from from Nordloh.

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The decision on which team could pull the tractor weighing approximately five tonnes fastest over 50 metres was extremely tight and exciting. Organized by AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, the magazine Land & Forst and Tarmstedter Ausstellungs GmbH, the trial of strength on the grounds of the 66th Tarmstedt exhibition was a real highlight. In the end, it was the Armstorf Rural Youth Organisation who walked away with victory – and the prize of 500 euros. With a significant lead over of the rest of the field after the just first round, they proved too difficult to catch and were ultimately able to defend their title in impressive fashion. Mit dem Geld will die Gruppe ihre Jugendräume renovieren. Auf Platz zwei landete die Landjugend Nordloh-Tange, die damit ihre Vereinskasse um weitere 300 Euro aufstockte. Dritter wurde das Team der Landjugend Breddorf – am Ende fehlten nur zwei Zehntelsekunden zum Silberrang.

Overall, the outcome for the twelve local cooperatives and AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, who appeared together at the "Raiffeisen Meeting Place", was very positive. About 100,000 visitors flocked to the 18-hectare site on the four exhibition days. The trade fair was opened on Friday by Lower Saxony's Agriculture Minister Christian Meyer, Dr Josef Schwaiger, the managing director of Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH (DMK), and several others, the "Raiffeisen Meeting Place" being one of the places they stopped at on their way round. They spent some time posing for photos and answering questions, and also talked to AGRAVIS board members Thorsten Pogge and Hans-Georg Bruns about the latest developments in the agricultural industry.

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Here Here you will find a gallery of the event and preliminary reports.

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