Apply for the Youth Leadership Academy on October 11th!

October 11th 2017 Eemlandhoeve, Bunschoten-Spakenburg

Are you a farmer (to be), student or young professional in agrifood and under 35 years old? Join our Youth Leadership Academy!


11 OKTOBER 2017 | 09:30 – 19:00
Apply here!

The Youth Leadership Academy is an intensive, interactive one-day training, developed for an international and divers group of young farmers. It’s a day for young talent from the Netherlands and abroad organized by Agriterra, Nederlands Agrarisch Jongeren Kontakt (NAJK) and the Nationale Coöperatieve Raad (NCR).


Goal of the program is to strengthen and develop personal leadership of the (to be) leaders within the agrifood system. Developing personal leadership and uniting in cooperations is essential in this rapidly changing world of food and agriculture. But which skills are exactly needed as a young farmer, while being part of an international value chain? How to form new alliances with other parts of the agrifood chain? In what way can a cooperative business model become attractive to young people and what does the cooperation of the future look like?  Most importantly: what is your role and what skills do you, personally, need to develop to stand strongly within this transition? These questions, among others, will be answered during the Youth Leadership Academy!


The Youth Leadership Academy is free of charge.  You can apply here.


For more information, please contact: Agriterra – Nicole Sloot


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 9:30 – 10:25  Welcome and introduction:  leadership and organizational skills

-Moderation by Joszi Smeets (Food Hub)

-The necessity of this day explained by Cees van Rij (Agriterra)

10:30 – 11:15 Interactive session on Personal Leadership

-Yvette Pasman

11:15 – 12:15 Round table conversation with young (agricultural) leaders

-Djuke van der Maat (winnaar European Innovation Award)

-Andre Arfman (NAJK)

-Ruth Namaganda (representative Agriterra)

-representative NCR

12:15 – 13:25 Lunch break + energizer outside

13:30 – 16:15 Two rounds of workshops

– Pitch Training – Joris Lohman (Food Hub)

– Lobbying and advocacy – Adinda Lodders (LTO Nederland) &

– Hilke Jansen (Small Farmers, Big Deal)

– Communication and campaigning – Wilbert van den Bosch (NCR) &

– Cas van Kleef (Food Cabinet)

16:15 – 16:45 Wrap up of the day + drinks!