Leading team

The Section for Agriculture is headed by a team of two: Jean-Michel Florin and Ueli Hurter. 

Jean-Michel Florin

  • Born in 1961 in France. Grew up on a little farm in the countryside
  • Studied agriculture and nature protection (BTS Protection de la Nature)
  • 1984 – 86 employed in environmental education
  • 1987 scientific academic year at the Institute for Contextual Science at the Goetheanum

Since 1988:

  • Coordinator of the Biodynamic Association in France; co-editor of the journal "Biodynamis"
  • Courses, Seminars and lectures in France and other countries for farmers, educators, therapists on the subjects: Goethean botany, medicinal plants, landscape, etc. 
  • Co-organisation of a two year training course in biodynamic farming in France
  • Translation of books
  • Active in several associations and networks working on environmental questions, goethean science and social questions (Petrarca, Bellis, PEUV etc.)
  • Since August 2010: Joint leader of the Section for Agriculture 

E-Mail: jean-michel.florinnoSpam@goetheanum.ch

Ueli Hurter

  • Born in 1961 in Zürich, Switzerland. Maturity Certificate
  • Married with Katrin Hofmann Hurter, three children
  • Agricultural apprenticeship in Switzerland, Germany and France
  • Since 1989 farmer at the biodynamic Ferme de L'Aubier with 35 ha mixed culture and an on farm cheese dairy
  • Since 1991 in the leadership of L'Aubier, www.aubier.ch. Demeter-farm, bio-hotel, bio-restaurant, café-hotel, eco-living quarters. An associatively organised corporation with direct financing.
  • 2006 onwards, development of the initiative “Zukunft säen!”, “Sowing the Future”, www.avenirsem.ch together with Peter Kunz
  • Since 1994 in the circle of representatives of the Section for Agriculture
  • 1997 – 2010 president of the Swiss Demeter association, until 2010 Swiss spokesman to Demeter-International
  • 2002 Foundation of IBDA – International Biodynamic Association – since that time in the executive board
  • Since 1st of August 2010 joint leader of the Section for Agriculture

e-mail: ueli.hurternoSpam@goetheanum.ch

André Hach

Event Management 

Phone: +41 61 706 41 34

E-mail: andre.hachnoSpam@goetheanum.ch



Therese Jung

  • Born 1955 and raised in the agglomeration of Basel
  • Following school, training and graduation as a commercial clerk
  • 1989-99 managed a bio-dynamic farm in the centre of Switzerland
  • Mother of two children
  • Since 1999 collaborator at the Section for Agriculture

Phone: +41 61 706 41 12

e-mail: therese.jungnoSpam@goetheanum.ch



Johannes Onneken

Communications, Graphic and Web Design 

Phone: +41 61 706 41 33

e-mail: johannes.onnekennoSpam@goetheanum.ch

Dr. Jasmin Peschke

Coordination Center for Nutrition

Phone: +41 61 706 41 32

e-mail: jasmin.peschke(AT)goetheanum.ch / nutrition(AT)goetheanum.ch


Sarah Sommer

Fachgruppen und Projekte


e-mail: sarah.sommernoSpam@goetheanum.ch

Verena Wahl

Assistant Manager

Phone: +41 61 706 42 11

e-mail: verena.wahlnoSpam@goetheanum.ch