On the last day of May, we went to have a look at the growth of spring barley seeded on 22 March during demonstration seeding on land belonging to the agricultural company Nahořanská a.s.
During the spring sewing season, I visited the Staré Sedlo Farm, located in the foothills of Český les, near Přimda, the oldest ruins in Bohemia. I spent one afternoon with Jiří Černý, the owner and founder of the farm, who answered my questions and showed me what life at his farm is like.
František Pátý, who has been working in agriculture for more than 46 years, welcomed me at his farm between Český les and the Gate to the Šumava Mountains. He and his daughter manage about 250 hectares of arable land in Staňkov and Horažďovice in West Bohemia.
Farmet a. s. is the Czech engineering company with the tradition since 1992. Its production program is divided into two divisions. Agricultural Machinery Division specializes in the development and production of agricultural machines for the soil treatment and sowing. Oil & Feed Tech Division is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of technologies of processing oilseeds, vegetable oil refining and filtration, and feed extrusion.