Born in 1969. North East (Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto). Degree in " Agronomy"( Catholic University of the Saint Heart in Piacenza). Agronomist. 2005 - 2009 and Mayor of Velturno (Bolzano),Head of the SVP Eisacktal District since January 2009. Head of the agriculture department of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano (1995-1997). Director of the Association of Farmers of South Tyrol (1997-2006) Secretary General of the "Assembly of the viticulture regions of Europe (AREV)" (2005-2009). MEP since 2009.