Our business concept is to optimize the farmers’ production through personal advice and to be a knowledgebased organization that develops Swedish farming. We have several of Sweden’s foremost advisors with both deep expertise and extensive practical experience. Our advisors also initiate and perform knowledge development projects and research for farmers’ benefit.
HIR, a part of Hushållningssällskapet, started an advisory branch in 1980 when the first advisor for HIR was hired. 30 years later, on January 1, 2010, HIR formed a separate company for the advisory business.
The company has been named HIR Skåne AB since January 1, 2015 and is the first partly employee-owned company within Hushållningssällskapet. The principal owner of the company is Hushållningssällskapet Skåne and they own about 60%. The staff of the company owns the rest. As a separate company there is also the opportunity to own subsidiaries. This is the case with, for example, Arvensis, the trade magazine for professional farmers, which HIR started in the spring of 2008.