On the 8th of February, 2013 a meeting was organised by ÖMKi for organic producers, product traders, certifier organisations and others interested in organic farming. The mayor of the venue settlement Nagydorog also attended the meeting. The Research Institute for Medicinal Plants was represented in the conference too as the subregion, Nagydorog has a long history of herbal culture. Mihály Földi, colleague of ÖMKi, introduced our activities and results from on-farm research of arable farming. István Barta from the Ministry of Rural Department presented important information about establishing and managing producer organisations. A discussion between the farmers and members of ÖMKi about the opportunities of grouping started after the presentations. Product representatives inattendance also joined the conversation about the questions of logistics and production planning.
Considering the fact that this year is the last one in the period of the New Hungary Rural Development Programme (ÚMVP) framework, where production groups can apply for financial support, an increased interest was shown in the event and a continuation of the event series has been demanded. The next location will likely be in Southern Hungary.