The German representative in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is Elke Pelz-Thaller of Reichertshofen, Germany who works 44.5 hectares (110 acres) of barley, grain, rye, wheat, asparagus and potatoes together with her husband.
“Twenty years ago I married my husband and my profession was a nurse,” said Elke at the New Holland Heroes and Bloggers event last week in Milan. “I think I’m not a hero because my husband is the hero and I am the wife of the hero.”
Despite the Expo theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” Elke laments the fact that most people know nothing about food production. “It would be very important for everyone who has a chance to visit this expo and think about feeding the planet,” she said. “German people have a lot of money for holidays, for everything – but food, it’s not important.”
Listen to my interview with Elke here: New Holland Hero Elke Pelz-Thaller from Germany