Federal Minister Norbert Totschnig

Portrait BM Norbert Totschnig
Photo: BMLRT / Paul Gruber

Norbert Totschnig is Federal Minister for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism.


Norbert Totschnig
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism

E-Mail: norbert.totschnig@bmlrt.gv.at
Telefon: +43 1 711 00 - 6708

He is Tyrolean, father of two children and agriculture is in his blood: As Minister of Agriculture Norbert Totschnig is the strong voice for our farmers. The Federal Minister grew up with six brothers and sisters on a farm in Eastern Tyrol and has 20 years of experience in federal and agricultural policy. As a bridge-builder he understands how to reconcile economic, ecological and socio-political interests. His work in the field of politics has been characterised by a future-oriented and balancing attitude for 20 years.

Norbert Totschnig studied economic sciences in Innsbruck and completed a vocational training as skilled agricultural worker. Afterwards he gained experience, among other things at the parliament, at the Farmers’ Federation, and at the Maschinenring Österreich (Machinery Pool Austria). At the parliamentary group of the Austrian People’s Party he coordinated agricultural and environmental affairs and worked in the Offices of Vice-Chancellor (rtd.) Michael Spindelegger and Vice-Chancellor (rtd.) Reinhold Mitterlehner, until he took over the function of the Director of the Austrian Farmers’ Federation.

Curriculum vitae

Since 05/2022 Federal Minister 
08/2017 – 05/2022 Director of the Austrian Farmers‘ Federation
03/2016 – 07/2017 Member of the parliamentary group of the Austrian People’s Party in charge of agriculture, forestry, environment and human rights
12/2013 – 03/2016 Member of the Offices of Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger, Federal Ministry of Finance, and Reinhold Mitterlehner, Federal Ministry of Science Research and Economy
05/2011 – 12/2013 Member of the parliamentary group of the Austrian People’s Party in charge of ecology, agriculture and forestry
02/2009 – 05/2011 Head of office - Austrian Farmers’ Federation
2007 –
Course with university character Executive Management with focus on business coaching and training - Master of Science (MSc) Management
02/2007 – 02/2009 Project management and human resources development, Maschinenring Österrreich (Machinery Pool Austria)
05/2002 – 01/2007 Expert at the Austrian Farmers’ Federation
01/2001 – 01/2007 Assistant of the Member of the European Parliament Agnes Schierhuber
01/2001 – 04/2002 Member of the parliamentary staff of the Member of Parliament Georg Schwarzenberger
10/1995 – 05/2001 Study of economic sciences with international orientation in Innsbruck (Mag.rer. soc.oec.)