Dairy farmers are on the threshold of a transition to circularity in farming and climate-friendly farm management practice. This transition leads to  structural and drastic changes. Triple Dairy is going to help there. The company is an initiative of Bles Dairies and since last week it has a cooperation agreement with Wageningen Livestock Research (WLR), part of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Aeres, green knowledge institution, became a shareholder of Triple Dairy.

Triple Dairy offers courses in the dairy farming sector with a unique and new approach. Farmers learn about the newest knowledge, insights and innovations around dairy farming and how to apply it on their own farms, through Blended Learning.
 
In that context, the Dutch government (Topsector Knowledge and Innovation Agri & Food) awarded an assignment to Triple Dairy. The focus is on the transfer of knowledge to farmyard level. The aim is to improve the availability of up-to-date knowledge and translate this information into practical and economically sustainable developments on the individual farm. There is not only a demand for actual facts and knowledge about themes such as soil, manure, the cow and crops, it is vital to develop an individual  strategic perspective and boost operational skills to benefit their farms. This approach will also use Blended Learning and includes guidance from a coach and follow-up contact after new skills have been implemented. Expertise tailored to match individual needs. The practical part of the training will be given at Dairy Campus and at Aeres Farms in Dronten.
 
Blended Learning – Share knowledge with the dairy sector worldwide. 
Besides these courses that are meant at first for Dutch dairy farmers, Triple Dairy is active in the development of teaching materials for the international dairy sector, both the business environment and the education sector. This in close cooperation with Delta Dairy Academy, a foundation established by Aeres and Bles Dairies. The demand for knowledge, practical skills and innovation in dairy is huge. On a global scale there is an increasing demand for sufficient, safe and nutritious food. To achieve greater reach and impact, Delta Dairy Academy uses a combination of e-learning and practical lessons, the so-called Blended Learning. This way it not only results in an outreach on a much wider scale, also the costs decrease. The dairy sector around the world is in the position to fully benefit and learn from Dutch expertise and experience. Fundamental principle is lifelong learning, refreshing and renewing knowledge must always be possible through access to the specifically created learning platform. This platform is also open for other knowledge providers.

 

Staff of Dairy Campus, Wageningen Livestock & Research, Triple Dairy and Bles Dairies
About Triple Dairy BV
In March this year, Triple Dairy BV was established by Bles Dairies. In the meantime it is a unique tripartite consortium with Aeres and Wageningen University, Triple Dairy applies the learning provisions of Delta Dairy Academy. Triple Dairy is located on Dairy Campus, the center for research and innovations of Wageningen University. 
 
About Delta Dairy Academy
The Delta Dairy Academy foundation was set up by Aeres and Bles Dairies on 4 June. The foundation aims to develop and offer teaching and training material on dairy farming on an international scale. A specific feature is that content will be offered via a digital platform according to the Blended Learning approach. Delta Dairy Academy is cooperating closely with Triple Dairy for the implementation.
Jurjen Boerrigter (MD Bles Dairies), Bastiaan Pellikaan (Chairman of the Board of AERES), Kees de Jong, Nynke Dijkstra, Henk Bles (owner Bles Dairies), Harm Holleman (new director of Dairy Delta Academy)