The visit of faculty management in Vojvodina, Serbia
by Jozef Polák
On 12 - 14 March 2019, representatives of the Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources took part in a business trip to Slovak villages in Vojvodina, Serbia: Báčský Petrovec and Seleneč. During the stay were held working meetings with prof. Dr. Ján Kišgeci, a leading and globally recognized expert on breeding hops and medicinal plants. Prof. Kišgeci a native of Báčský Petrovec, always proudly claimed his Slovak roots. Under his leadership, the Institute for Hops and Medicinal Plants in Báčský Petrovec was developed into one of the world's leading research and breeding institutes. As Minister of Agriculture, he was not afraid to pursue restitutions changes in the hardest times of the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Prof. Kisgeci is also the founder of the first Agricultural Museum in Yugoslavia. The professional program included a visit to the Jan Kollar Grammar School in Báčský Petrovec, the Institute for Crop Production and Vegetable Production, as well as an agricultural enterprise focused on growing hops. The professional program continued in the Selenča village, presenting the activities of the Center for Organic Agriculture and company Slovan-Progres Selenča with its subsidiary company Zdravo Organic, Ltd. Zdravo Organic's activities are focused on growing fruits and vegetables with their subsequent processing without the use of preservatives. The company was the first to be certified in Serbia for environmental protection in the area of food production and processing. Its products are also available on the Slovak market.