VanDrie Group partner of Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year

The Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year is the most prestigious award in the agricultural sector. The organisation of the awards is in the hands of Reed Business Information, publishers of specialist journals and websites such as Boerderij, Groenten & Fruit, Pluimveehouderij, Trekker and Boerderij.nl. The VanDrie Group is connected to this award as a partner for the second time.


The VanDrie Group entered the competition for this award together with its subsidiary Alpuro Breeding. Alpuro Breeding specialises in calf and lamb breeding and provides guidance to livestock farmers that breed young animals. In doing so, the company also supplies the required feeds and products.  

Henny Swinkels, Director of Corporate Affairs, explains why the VanDrie Group supports the award: “We are a partner of Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year because entrepreneurship and innovation power are essential requirements for a healthy Dutch agro and food sector. Individual entrepreneurs are at the heart of our food provision. And they are doing well. In all rankings, whether they denote food quality and safety, export potential or knowledge level, the Dutch agricultural sector occupies a leading position. Front runners deserve attention. These awards contribute to that.”

On 29 March 2018, a jury of experts will elect the Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year. The winner will receive the sum of €12,500.