New vice president and department head at NAK

By: STA Date: 2024. 06. 14. 09:30

The National Chamber of Agrarian Economy elected two new officials at its last national delegate meeting.

NAK’s new national vice-president responsible for environmental sustainability and innovation Viktor Balázs, the new president of the Horticulture and Supply Industry National Department, Imre Csizmadi. Both new officials are practicing farmers and active members of the MAGOSZ Youth Farmer Association.

Viktor Balázs obtained a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering in environmental management, specializing in organic farming, at Szent István University

He also completed his master’s degree in Gödöllő as a plant doctor, and then took the precision engineering exam in Keszthely. He is a graduate doctoral student at the MATE Institute of Plant Sciences. The head of their family farm, they are engaged in classic field cultivation, but for a long time they diversified their portfolio with organic sweet potato cultivation and seedling production. In addition, he is the managing director of Bio-Nat Kft., whose main profile is the development, production and distribution of soil bacteria.

At NAK, he has around five years of experience as a leading arable expert, as well as the leadership of the Small Cultivation Licensing Working Group. In addition, he participates as a delegate in the work of the Committee of European Agricultural Professional Organizations and Cooperatives, where he represents our country at the meetings of the Copa-Cogeca Cereals and Oilseeds and Plant Protection Working Groups.

Since the start of NAKTechlab, he has participated in the program as a mentor. He is also an active member of the MAGOSZ Heves Vármegyei Young Farmer Section.

Imre Csizmadi’s family has been involved in gardening for generations in the Bugyi region

He began his higher education at the Faculty of Economics of the Corvinus University as an agricultural engineer in economics and rural development. He went to the Netherlands for a year and a half, studying horticulture and arable farming at the University of Dronten, where he gained insight into the top of the profession, the possibilities of rational farming based on modern economic knowledge.

They started growing peonies on a unique surface in our country, which has now become a serious export product. He continued his studies in Gödöllő, at the master’s degree in plant medicine at Szent István University. The initially 20-hectare family garden grew to 250 hectares in ten years; they also produce celery, beets, and peonies on the largest surface in the country, and potatoes and red onions on a significant surface.

He also wants to show the other young farmers that development is possible in our country, and together they can become a central player in Central European and European vegetable cultivation. To this end, he began to take a social role. He is a member of the board of the Young Farmers’ Association of MAGOSZ, a county representative of NAK Pest, and was also invited to the chairmanship of the Bugyi Settlement Agricultural Committee. He considers it important to have a successful generational change.


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