The XIII International Scientific and Practical Conference «State and Development Prospects of Agribusiness» (Interagromash 2020), dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Don State Technical University (Rostov-on-Don Institute of Agricultural Engineering) was organized and held by Agribusiness Faculty of the Don State Technical University with the support of Ludong University (Republic of China), State Scientific Establishment «Agricultural research center «Donskoy», Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Territorial cluster «Dolina Dona», with the support of Department of Agricultural Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Rostov Region, Congress & Exhibition DonExpocentre, and industrial partners Lemken, Wintersteiger, Amazonen Werke, Agrotechnological holding «Bizon» and Rostselmash LLC. The conference was held on February 26-28 2020 in Rostov-on-Don, as a part of the XXIII Agribusiness Forum of the South of Russia and the Exhibition «Interagromash» and «Agrotechnologies».

The event brought together experts from both Russia and foreign countries, such as Germany, USA, Republic of China, India, Iran, Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Belarus Republic, Armenia, Poland, Latvia, Hungary. At the conference there were presented more than 340 reports, were attended with full-time participation more than 500 participants, total number of participants more than 1500 participants. Reports and articles were presented in the following areas: «Automation and digital technologies in agribusiness», «Agrochemistry», «Aquaculture. Fish farming», «Biotechnology», «Landscaping. Green architecture. Landscape design», «Veterinary science», «Feed and feeding farm animals», «Machines and equipment for selection and seed production», «Mathematical modeling in applied mechanics», «Agricultural mechanization and electrification», «Environmental protection in agribusiness. Human ecology», «Food industry», «Soil science», «Psychological and pedagogical aspects of training personnel in agribusiness», «Modern media technologies in the communication space», «Tractor and agricultural engineering», «Tourist excursion service», «Agribusiness economics».

Directions «Biotechnology» and «Veterinary Medicine» have long been present at the Conference «Interagromash» and are very popular among participants and authors. In 2020, these directions were significantly expanded, since the Don State Technical University won the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation competition in 2019 and is currently conducting research on the «Veterinary probiotic formulations aimed at modulating animal health» topic under the leadership of scientist Mikhail Chikindas, as part of the Agreement on the provision of federal budget grants in the form of subsidies implementation in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 78.1 of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation dated 03.12.2019 No. 075-15-2019-1880 and in order to achieve the result(s) of the «Development of scientific, scientific and industrial cooperation» federal project: creation of world-class laboratories under the leadership of leading world-famous scientists, including compatriots living abroad.