“Staur Gård is a living farm with long traditions, and our focus on harvesting and results started many hundred years ago,” says manager Ola Qvale. “In fact, the farm’s history dates back all the way to the 11th century, when it was first mentioned in the Separate Saga of St. Olaf.” After changing ownership several times thoughout the years, the Norwegian Grain Corporation bought the farm in 1960. It is currently state-owned and managed by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Constantly evolving, the farm operates today both as a facility for research and development in Norwegian agriculture and as a popular course and conference venue.