New traditional costumes thanks to AGRAVIS development grant
"Dat Best an´n Dorp is de Landjugend" (The best thing about a village is its rural youth organisation) – this slogan, the members of the Rural Youth Organisation Grasberg like to use when they participate in parades. Very soon, this statement could be reworded: "Das Schönste an´n Dorp is de Landjugend." (The most beautiful thing about a village is its rural youth organisation). Because with the wish to buy new traditional costumes to maintain the traditions and customs of their region, the team competed for the 1,000 Euro development grant of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG.
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- In the end, it was the Rosche Rural Youth Organisation who walked away with victory at the tractor pulling 2015 – and the 500 Euro prize.
The members of the Rural Youth Organisation submitted their idea together with their registration for the tractor pulling during the Tarmstedt exhibition. Overall, thirteen 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 submissions and ultimately decided on the Rural Youth Organisation Grasberg from the Osterholz district.
The decision on which team could pull the tractor weighing approximately five tonnes fastest over 50 metres was extremely tight and exciting. Organised by AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, the magazine Land & Forst and Tarmstedter Ausstellungs GmbH, the trial of strength on the grounds of the 67th Tarmstedt exhibition was a real highlight. In the end, it was the Rosche Rural Youth Organisation who walked away with victory – and the prize of 500 euros. They took the prize with a clear lead of almost 2 seconds. The prize money they want to invest in a gas barbecue and a community action. Second place was taken by the Hollen Rural Youth Organisation, where the 300 Euro will go towards increasing their organisation's funds. The team from the Nordloh-Tange Rural Youth Organisation came third and was pleased to win 200 Euro.
Overall, the outcome for the twelve local agricultural cooperative societies from the Elbe-Weser-triangle and AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, who jointly presented themselves at the "Raiffeisen Meeting Place", was very positive. More than 100,000 visitors flocked to the 18-hectare site on the four exhibition days. The fair was opened on Friday, among others by the directors of the Tarmstedt Ausstellungs-GmbH, Dirk Gieschen and Frank Holle, as well as guest speaker Joachim Rukwied, President of the German Farmers' Association. When they took a tour of the grounds where approximately 700 exhibitors presented themselves, they also stopped at the "Raiffeisen Meeting Point". There the group engaged in talks with the deputy board member of AGRAVIS, Hans-Georg Bruns, about latest developments in agricultural business. To the video.