VAB – Vereniging Agrarische Bedrijfsadviseurs

VAB is the association for financial, economic, strategic, fiscal, legal professionals. A network standing for value adding quality towards their target group: farmers. The association is the first and only organisation that is recognised by the EU in certified quality of advice in agricultural business. A good stepping stone for students to find a well based starting point of his or her career.

The high level of quality is based on year-round study-gatherings, workshops, skill training sessions, personal development in a certification and a yearly masterclass as well as seminar. Topics are chose by the members through work groups (Plant, Animal, Strategy, International, Environment and Legal). Specialists in the field are invited to share their knowledge and experience. VAB is a Dutch association that has links to large accountancy companies such as ABAB, Accon AVM, Alfa, Countus and Flynth; banks such as Rabobank, ABN AMRO, ING; but also smaller organisations bringing financial economic advice for farmers, varying from advisors in a company to independent professionals. Members are also found at Agrifirm, Forfarmers, FrieslandCampina and other multinationals.

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