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Old farmers' calendar

Old farmers in the spotlight

The older generations on the farm have a wealth of experience which is characterised by appreciation of our valuable natural and cultural landscapes. Their experiences are trend-setting for today's agriculture and for society as a whole, as they are able to oversee a large period of time and thus have a more comprehensive view of social processes.

The calendar of old farmers, sponsored by the province of Carinthia and the EU, presents seven old farmers. In it, they tell of a working world that seems far away, but which today is becoming actual again. "Work used to be very exhausting," describes the 94-year-old Maria Stingler from her youth, "but so many people worked together. And we had fun doing it". Helping together in a similar way takes place today in some protected areas, where volunteers work together to maintain sensitive habitats and have fun doing so.

The calendar comes without a calendar and can therefore be used again every year.

The farmers were brought in scene with great care by the photographer Kassandra Langmaier.

Download the old farmers' calendar (9,5 MB)

 

The travelling exhibition

The Altbauernkalender is available for free at an exhibition about the old farmers, which will be travelling through Carinthia in 2020. If you would also like to have the exhibition at your place, please contact us at info(at)altbauernkalender.at. We are looking for publicly accessible spaces such as foyers of hospitals, municipal offices, chambers of agriculture, shops, ...

Exhibition dates

 

28.11.2019 - 06.01.2019 European Nature Reserve Centre Mannsberg-Boden, Unterstein 1, 9321 Kappel am Krappfeld, please ask for opening hours:  04262 / 39 59

 

 

Further dates will follow continuously. If you want to be informed about new dates by email, please send us an email with the subject "Altbauernkalender" to info(at)altbauernkalender.at.

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Symposium Old and Young

On 28th November 2019, the Old Farmers' Calendar was presented during the symposium "Old and Young" at the European Nature Reserve Centre Mannsberg-Boden. During a cross-generational afternoon, Provincial Councillor Sara Schaar, Dr. Erhard Busek, former Chamber President ÖR Walfried Wutscher, former Mayor and old farmer Helmut Lassernig and young farmer Ruth Ertl talked about what young and old can learn from each other and how agriculture can be an example of ageing with dignity.

Download invitation

 

Impressions of the Symposium

 

We would like to thank the Federal State of Carinthia and the European Commission for their support, which made the Old Farmers' Calendar possible.

Website of the nature conservation department of the province of Carinthia

European Commission website

 

Press photos

Download cover of calendar (500 KB) © Kassandra Langmaier

Download portrait Stoissier Franz (3 MB) © Kassandra Langmaier

Quote: "The bees and herbs from my garden keep me alive. Humans are part of nature. If you give up nature, you give up everything." Franz Stoissier, Köttmansdorf

Download portrait Stingler Maria (5 MB) © Kassandra Langmaier

Quote: "I am proud of what I have achieved. I never ran up debts and I never sold anything. Whenever you had problems, there was always someone who could help you. I couldn't have done it all alone." Maria Stingler, Köttmannsdorf

Download portrait Petschar Johanna (2 MB) © Kassandra Langmaier

Quote: "In the morning I cook for the men and in the afternoon I am in my garden. I have always had the garden and I would like to keep it. That is my little spot of nature. It's where I feel good." Johanna Petschar, Villach

Download portrait Johanna Mischkulnig (4 MB) © Kassandra Langmaier

Quote: "Nothing was too difficult for us. We herded the cows at half past four in the morning, then we walked barefoot to school." Johanna Mischkulnig

 

Download portrait Josef Messner-Schmutzer (5 MB) © Kassandra Langmaier

Quote: "Cows today give much more milk than in the past. This can only be achieved with young, protein-rich fodder. But because of the frequent mowing, fewer flowers blossom, which the bees don't like. We should think more comprehensively." Josef Messner-Schmutzer

 

Download photo of the exhibition (3,5 MB)

«I am proud of what I have achieved. I never ran up debts and I never sold anything.»

Maria Stingler

«The bees and herbs from my garden keep me alive. Humans are part of nature. If you give up nature, you give up everything. »

Franz Stoissier

«In the morning I cook for the men and in the afternoon I am in my garden. I’ve always had the garden and I’d like to keep it. That is my little spot of nature. I feel good there.»

Johanna Petschar

«Cows today give much more milk than in the past. This is only possible with young, high-protein fodder. But frequent mowing means fewer flowers blossom, which bees do not like. We should think more comprehensively.»

Josef Messner-Schmutzer

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