Maiwald AG manages arable farmland and produces organic eggs for supermarkets throughout the Czech Republic. Maiwald AG's fields are located mainly in Benátky and Litomyšl about 150 km from Prague. Cereals, rapeseed, buckwheat and maize are mainly grown here. As a trained farmer, Eliska Nováková has been on the farm since 2017 and plans and organises Maiwald's orders, machines and employees. “I'm responsible for planning the sowing, plant protection and soil cultivation work over 1,850 hectares of farmland. My planning depends on me monitoring the crop rotation, the stroke size and the water table on the fields,” explains Eliska. “As an agronomist, you need precise knowledge of the soil conditions, legal regulations and good planning skills. You also need to know the machines, employees and fields really well,” says the Operations Manager, describing her job requirements. During the season, she often works around the clock and spends a lot of time in the company car and online; she needs to keep a constant eye on weather and field data while maintaining close contact with the employees. This gives her the chance to respond quickly to weather changes – a short reaction time is crucial, especially in plant protection.