Agrariërs laten toeristen ‘inboeren’

Agrariërs laten toeristen ‘inboeren’

Eight agricultural companies will work together on ‘Inboeren in Middag-Humsterland’. With the project, the farmers want to portray the life and work of farmers in the area in a positive way and promote the unique landscape. Moreover, it strengthens the cooperation between farmers and with tourist entrepreneurs. The farmers who unite in an association receive a contribution from the Province of Groningen and from the European Union.  

Show company
The agricultural companies see an important role for themselves in promoting the National Landscape of Middag-Humsterland. At least as important they think it is to show the function of their agricultural companies within the unique landscape. Under the title “Farmers in Midday Humsterland”, farmers introduce tourists and recreationists to the National Landscape, their own farms and the way they do their work in Middag-Humsterland.

Visitors help farmers
The farmers offer the tourists a dynamic program of one or more days with educational and active activities. Depending on the demand from the public and current developments among the farmers and the tourist entrepreneurs, it is set up alternately. Elements of an arrangement can be: help with the mucking out of the barn, feeding the cows, a demonstration of a modern milking robot or helping to dredge a ditch. For the transport of visitors, the initiators have set their sights on a special means of transport that is preferably environmentally friendly and at the same time can serve as a special promotional tool.

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rack for network With ‘Farmer in Midday-Humsterland’, farmers do not just want to promote the landscape and their businesses. The project forms an important pillar for them for a network of cooperating agricultural companies and cooperation between agricultural companies and other sectors (in particular recreational and tourism). Within this network, knowledge and experience are exchanged and new products are developed.

More information   Mrs. C. de Ridder, Jensemaweg 15 in Oldehove.
T (0594) 597474.

Herstel monumentale boerenerven

Herstel monumentale boerenerven

Over the next two years, 57 monumental farmyards in Middag Humsterland will be refurbished. Landschapsbeheer Groningen will support owners of characteristic farmyards in the restoration and conservation.

In the open landscape of Middag-Humsterland the farmyards as ‘green islands’ contribute to the identity of the area. The farmyards are also important for nature. In the open landscape that is used intensively for agriculture, farmyards are often the only place where birds and small mammals can nest and live.

Overdue maintenance
Many farmyards have to deal with overdue maintenance. As a result, specific elements of the heirs are lost such as orchards, canals, heavy girth plantations, driveways, bushes, overhangs, and solitary trees. New elements on the farm yard are not always well fitted, which has reduced the quality of the landscape.

Project Recovery Boerenerven
Landschapsbeheer Groningen is committed to maintaining these characteristic monuments in the period 2011 – 2013. For the restoration of the 57 farmyards, an amount of € 450,345 has been allocated. The Province of Groningen finances the project with € 134,300.

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Owners of farmers who are interested in restoring their farmyard can contact  Landschapsbeheer Groningen.

Provincie Groningen organiseert Open Dag in Middag-Humsterland

Provincie Groningen organiseert Open Dag in Middag-Humsterland

On Saturday 12 February, the Province of Groningen is organizing an Open Day in the Wierdeland of Ezinge. The Province wants to let everyone experience what the province does for the Groninger Landschap.

On the Open Day, visitors can get information about the characteristic mounds, dykes, salt marshes, banks and farms. Visitors can do all sorts of things that day: an excursion by bus, a guided tour of the museum or a circular walk through the landscape led by a guide. A route description is available for those who wish to travel by car.

During the Open Day, from 13.30 to 16.30, the museum can be visited free of charge.

If you want to be sure of a spot on the bus or on one of the two guided walks, you can register in advance via email at or by telephone on 050-3164956.

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The province of Groningen organizes several Open Days on location within the framework of the Provincial Council elections of 2 March. To show all its inhabitants where the province is involved. This open day is realized with the cooperation of Stichting Landschapsbeheer Groningen, IVN Groningen and various Ambassadors of the Landscape.

Certificaat voor Ambassadeurs

Certificaat voor Ambassadeurs

25 enthusiastic entrepreneurs in National Landscape Middag-Humsterland received the certificate of participation in the course ‘Ambassadors of the landscape’ from the Zuidhorn alderman Fred Stol yesterday in the church of Harkema. (meer…)

Ondernemers worden ambassadeur

IVN Consulentschap Groningen organizes a basic course for entrepreneurs and their staff, commissioned by National Landscape Middag-Humsterland.

The course examines the origins, the special nature and landscape values and the development of the National Landscape.

The aim of the course is to give the entrepreneur more baggage to inform his guests, as Ambassador of the National Landscape Midday-Humsterland, even better about the special landscape in which they recreate.

The program is varied. For example, a visit to the Kloostermuseum in Aduard is on the program and an excursion through the area is held.

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The course is spread over four days and is free of charge. Start November 23. Declaration before 12 November at Margriet Moerenhout of the IVN via

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Duitse krant promoot Middag-Humsterland

De Nordwest Zeitung, het Duitse dagblad van Noordwest Duitsland schrijft in haar katern Reizen uitgebreid over Middag-Humsterland. De journalist is onder de indruk van het oude cultuurlandschap en de dorpen. En dat net buiten de stad Groningen.

Het artikel noemt Middag-Humsterland een ‘paradijs voor fietsers en motorliefhebbers dat ook met de auto goed te verkennen is.De streek biedt een ongelooflijke weidsheid’. Ook wordt het gebied  geprezen om de vele bezienswaardigheden.

Het artikel verscheen op 8 oktober 2010 in de Nordwest-Zeitung.

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