About us

What moves us as a publishing house

We are passionate about exceptional topics in the fields of agriculture and agribusiness, food, logistics, and other exciting projects in related areas – for products that provide our readers with first-class information for training, work, or leisure, and that they are always happy to pick up for reference. As a specialist publisher, we are committed to the didactically intelligent transfer of knowledge, as a partner to our authors and as a service provider to our customers.

Team spirit

For us, publishing means above all working creatively as a team, with authors, photographers, editors, designers, booksellers and, of course, users. All of them are ultimately united by a passion for intelligent content and good layout.

Where we come from

Erling Verlag emerged from the publishing house Agrimedia, which in turn has its origins in Alfred Strothe Verlag (“Ernährungsdienst”), founded as early as 1945. With numerous publications, such as technical, textbook and non-fiction titles, wall charts, brochures or trade and customer magazines, we have firmly established ourselves in the market as a successful address in recent years.


Erling Verlag

Agrimedia is renamed Erling Verlag, with a new corporate design reflecting the new business areas (logistics, food, etc.), but the "Agrimedia" brand is retained for the agriculture and agribusiness sectors. Systematic expansion of the portfolio to include association magazines (e.g. DEULA Inside, BGL Magazin), JAGDmag, training course materials, other specialist and textbooks (e.g. "Fachkraft Agrarservice", "Fachkraft Lebensmitteltechnik").


Splitting of the publishing house into Agrimedia and Edition Limosa, relocation of Agrimedia to a remaining farm near Clenze, 10 employees.


Move to larger offices in Clenze, founding and development of Edition Limosa with the Heimatbücher program, etc.

New co-shareholder

Dr. Peter Erling becomes co-partner and managing director alongside Uwe Hils

Move to Wendland

Relocation of the publishing house under Uwe Hils to a remaining farm in Wendland in eastern Lower Saxony, successive further development of the range to include additional specialist books (e.g. "Handbuch Mehl- und Schälmüllerei", "Mischfutterherstellung", "Kartoffelbau"), internationalization, special interest and specialist journals, thematic expansion.

Sale of the agency business

For family reasons, sale of the agency business to a Lintas employee, relocation of the publishing house from Pinneberg to Holm near Hamburg. Expansion of the business to up to six employees.

New foundation Agrimedia

Alfred Strothe brings the book division back from Frankfurt, which had almost come to a standstill, and incorporates it into the newly founded Agrimedia Werbe- und Verlagsgesellschaft. The agency sector is developing very strongly and the book sector is being built up in parallel.

Sale of the Alfred Strothe publishing house

Sale of Alfred Strothe Verlag and all magazine titles to the Deutscher Fachverlag publishing group, Frankfurt am Main, which wanted to expand its nutrition division to include the agricultural sector. The book division of the former Strothe Verlag withered away because the focus was on the takeover and expansion of the "Ernährungsdienst" (now the "Agrarzeitung").

Foundation of the Alfred Strothe publishing house

At the end of 1947, at the age of 22, Alfred Strothe founded the Alfred Strothe Verlag publishing house with the "Ernährungsdienst", for which he received the official press license in 1947. Strothe developed the paper into a national trade journal for agricultural trade with stock exchange and other information of European importance. Otherwise, the publishing house mainly publishes agricultural literature, often in cooperation with institutes, authorities and associations.

Start of journalistic work

As part of his journalistic training, Alfred Strothe worked after the war in the food and agricultural administration of the then British zone, which also published the British military government's ordinance journal for the food sector.