Active Management

Members of the operational management team are engaged in the ongoing administration of the Model Farm for Sustainable Agriculture. As part of their activities, they are engaged in acquiring resources, raising human capital, defining the required activities, and establishing infrastructure. Together with management-appointed specialist subcommittees, the active management team channels the way in which the Model Farm for Sustainable Agriculture operates to make its vision a reality.

Position: Head, Newe Yaar Research Center,
Head of the model farm.
Departmental affiliation: Section of Weed Research, The Department of Plant
Pathology and Weed Research, Newe-Ya’ar, 
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone numbers: 9724-9539535

Email address: eizenber@agri.gov.il

A personal note:
My research has and is focused on environmentally friendly methods of weed management, for increased agricultural production and environmental and food safety.

Position: Researcher. Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences.
Departmental affiliation: Waste Management Unit, Newe-Ya’ar, 
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539539  |  972-50-6220038

Email address: laor@volcani.agri.gov.il

A personal note:
As a member of the “founders group” and as the actual scientific director of the Model Farm, I find the fascinating challenge in defining the goals and in paving the way for action.
The day-to-day relationship with professional partners in many different fields makes me believe that this dream of establishing this unique Model Farm is really coming true!

Position: Director of the Agricultural Farm Unit -Field crops and orchards, Newe Ya’ar.
Departmental affiliation: Agricultural Farm Unit, Newe-Ya’ar,
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone numbers: 972-50-6220264

Email address: zohar@volcani.agri.gov.il

A personal note:
The Model Farm for Sustainable Agriculture is a challenging and complex project.
These include dozens of experimental plots measuring about 10 dunams, with a total area of about 400 dunams, including a new almond plantation, field crops (wheat, vetch, corn, chickpeas and sunflower) and areas for examining new fodder crops (Moringa , Sesame and more). The project involves dozens of researchers, research engineers and field personnel. At the moment we are busy buying equipment for the model farm and within a year we will begin our experiments. We hope that we will examine, represent and assimilate as many approaches as possible to more sustainable agriculture that will benefit the environment and the farmers of Israel, and even the world.

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Position: Retiree, Range management researcher.
Departmental affiliation: Belonged to the Department of Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organization.

Phone numbers: 972-50-6220059

Email address: henkinz@volcani.agri.gov.il

A personal note:
It was an honor for me to be part of the leading group to initiate and plan the Sustainable Model Farm Project in Newe Ya’ar as part of the Center for “Environmental Research and Advanced Nutrition” of the Volcani Center. While these days the general publics are becoming more environmentally conscious and demanding for healthier and more sustainable agricultural practices, I wish to see the sustainable model farm initiated in Newe Ya’ar long functioning as for high quality research in sustainable agriculture, while successfully transferring the knowledge through education, demonstration and implementation.

Position: Researcher.
Departmental affiliation: Beef Cattle Section, Newe-Ya’ar,
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539560  |  972-50-6220060

Email address: habtay@volcani.agri.gov.il

Member of the following teams:
Field Crops | Soil Conservation and Planning | Feedlot and Waste Recycling

Position: Head, Unit of Fruit Trees, Newe Ya’ar.
Departmental affiliation: Fruit Tree unit, Newe-Ya’ar,
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone numbers: 972-4-9539531 |  972-50-6220771

Email address: vhhollan@agri.gov.il

Position: Director of Human Resources
Administration and Budget, Newe Yaar.
Departmental affiliation: Human Resources Administration and Budget, Newe-Ya’ar,
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center.

Phone numbers: 972-50-6220100

Email address: maty@agri.gov.il