Invitation letter of the President of ESNA

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the ESNA Committee it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the XLVI Annual Meeting of our Society to be held in Krakow-Wieliczka, POLAND. The organizers of the ESNA meeting are the University of Agriculture in Krakow, the Malopolska Association for Agricultural Extension and the Scientific Centre for Biotechnology of the University of Agriculture in Krakow.

University of Agriculture in Krakow is one of the leading universities in the area of life sciences in Poland. Today of University of Agriculture is over 750 academic staffs and 10,000 students at 7 Faculties and 1 inter-university unit of veterinary medicine, in 33 main fields, 64 specializations and 31 post-graduate programmes (for Master degree holders). Due to the high quality education it provides, the University is known and valued in Poland and abroad. The Scientific Centre for Biotechnology of the University of Agriculture was established in 2015 in order to coordinate research concerning different kinds of biotechnology (e.g. plant, food and animal) conducted at different Faculties of the University.

Malopolska Association for Agricultural Extension, established in 1993, has many different tasks on the development of agricultural extension and agricultural education; and on the use of intellectual and research potential of the University and research institutions.

University of Agriculture and the Malopolska Association for Agricultural Extension already jointly organized a well memorable XXXVIII ESNA conference in 2008.

Following the decision of the General Assembly and successfully experimented in the recent past meetings we will have many common scientific activities, and this year’s main theme will be as follows: “FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE:BETWEEN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING”

The Conference is going to be important not only for the interesting topic, the high scientific level and the presence of many distinguish researchers from many European Countries but also because we are going to elect a new President and a new General Secretary! Your presence will be important!

I am looking forward to meeting you here at the end of August 2017!

Prof. Stefano Grego
President of ESNA