ASAP – many new experiences were gained by agricultural students

November 14, 2022
By: Gerd Alscher

Thanks to the project “ASAP” – The agricultural students are preparing for Industry 4.0

Our society has been lately embodied in the new industrial revolution, so called the fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0.

We wanted to give to the students and teachers of vocational subjects, opportunity to compare conditions for agriculture and implementation of new technologies into agricultural practice. This project should enable them to get real overview focused on concrete technologies and results of farming in a sample of four EU countries.

Since September 2019 we have realized four international learning activities – three in physical form and one because of COVID pandemic in online form. These international learning activities took place in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Sweden, the international learning activity in Denmark was replaced by virtual mobility.

All international activities included presentations about partner countries, the situation in agriculture, the introduction of new technologies in agriculture, the education system and partner schools.

1. The first meeting took a place in our partner school Easton and Otley College in the United Kingdom in October 2019.

2. April 2022. The second international meeting was organized by Agriculture College and Agricultural Secondary School in Benesov in the Czech Republic

3. The location of the third meeting was Sweden, held in May 2022 under the auspices of the partner schools Green Academy Aarhus, Bredballegård and Munkagårdsgymnasiet

And what does the future hold for the agricultural students involved in the project?

The Agriculture 4.0 means for students new modern machineries and technologies, development of machines and industrialization of animal husbandry, using drones, GPS navigation systems, robots and other automation in animal production. It means a new way of looking at farming where we can use the latest technology to benefit us for example precision farming technology, including sensors, smart tools, satellites, the IoT, remote sensing and proximal data gathering.

“The future of agriculture is where we can use technology to lower our inputs to benefit us whilst being able to get the highest profits. There will also be more driverless tractors. The future of agriculture is connected with the term „Smart Agriculture “.

(Thanks to Jitka)

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