About Friends of Digital Farming

The aim is to optimize yields and food quality while preserving natural resources. The promotion of young talents, research and development of new technologies, as well as the testing of new business models play a decisive role.
This is the strong belief of the members of the Friends of Digital Farming e.V.:

  • ALDI SOUTH Group
  • Empolis Information Management GmbH
  • Hochwald Foods GmbH
  • HYDAC Electronic GmbH
  • ITK Engineering GmbH
  • John Deere GmbH & Co. KG
  • Kraichgauer Güterverwaltungen KG
  • Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Hofgut Neumühle
  • Pessl Instruments GmbH
  • RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH
  • Schmiedhof

Friends of Digital Farming (FDF) e.V.
CVC Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
Europaallee 3-5
67657 Kaiserslautern

Dr. Matthias Nachtmann, Chairman
Stefan Stahlmecke, deputy board member
Dr.-Ing. Roland Barth, Assessor

Email: info@friendsofdigitalfarming.org
Telefonnummer: +49 631 414 86 250

Press release

Agriculture 4.0:
TU Kaiserslautern announces "Digital Farming" Professorship

Kaiserslautern, 25 November 2019. Autonomous tractors, drones for monitoring crops, or data-supported use of crop inputs – these examples show that agriculture is undergoing a digital transformation. To meet the resulting demands, the University of Kaiserslautern (TUK) is creating a professorship for digital farming. The aim is to research new technologies and develop them in an application-oriented manner. This involves, for example, managing data and supporting agricultural processes with automation techniques. In addition to holding the professorship in the Department of Computer Science, the position includes a leading function at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE. The association Friends of Digital Farming e.V. supports TUK in setting up the new professorship.