Bles Dairies, in partnership with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), has assigned Michiel Galama as director of a joint international dairy knowledge institute, that will develop, provide and execute professional training and consultancy activities. This new knowledge institute will use the international research and innovation centre “Dairy Campus” in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands) as its home base. Galama will be responsible for the establishment and further development of this new centre for learning in practice. In many international dairy advisory projects, practical training and transfer of knowledge to professionals are key elements. In cooperation with important stakeholders of Dairy Campus, amongst them other accredited educational institutions, Bles Dairies and WUR will implement this new initiative to modern practical learning and professional training. Dairy Campus can thus play an important part in training and educating prospective dairy farmers and other professionals in the international dairy chain. Bles Dairies and WUR have joined forces for this specific development ensuring the rapid follow-up and commitment.
Galama (1966) having his roots in dairy farming, has a sound track record in the educational sector in perspective of entrepreneurial development, as well as in international business development in the food (including dairy) sector. Binding strength and business sense are essential characteristics entrusting him the realisation of this interesting new opportunity at Bles Dairies.
On the left Henk Bles, on the right Michiel Galama