Born and raised on a dairy farm in the southern part of The Netherlands, Petra was already in contact with farming from a young age when she helped out her parents. It is therefore not surprising that farming, farm business and politics have become a passion and common theme in Petra’s life. Nowadays the farm has moved to the northern part of The Netherlands and is farmed by her brother.
Petra studied Technology Management (Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, NL) and International Relations (University of Groningen, NL).
From 2006 to 2011, Petra was the parliamentary lobbyist for the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture (LTO Nederland). For the past five years, Petra has worked as a project leader for the Dutch Sustainable Dairy Chain. She promoted cooperation between dairy companies and dairy farmers on climate, grazing, animal welfare and biodiversity.
We are very pleased to welcome Petra to Lely and in particular to Farm Management Support.
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