Participants Farmers Accelerator in a field


The Boerenversneller is a unique program for entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector who are looking for a future-proof earnings model. Participants get to work on their business and personal development, and work with experts from inside and outside the sector on innovation on their own farm. At the Boerenversneller, you meet a group of like-minded people with diverse plans. This is where new ideas, collaborations and friendships are born.
This course is currently available in: Dutch

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Food Hub & The New Farmer Family

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In the startup world, it's a well-known phenomenon: an accelerator that allows (nascent) companies to sharpen their business plan in an emergency timeframe and thus make their way to investors as quickly as possible. The Farmers Accelerator is an accelerator program specifically for agricultural entrepreneurs. More than 50 farmers have now participated, across four editions, and worked on their diverse change needs. See who has participated so far here.

Participants of the Farmers' Accelerator 2022 in the hay barn

What is the Farmer Accelerator?


The Boerenversneller is a unique accelerator (in proper Dutch: accelerator!) for Dutch farmers looking for innovation opportunities for their business. In eight months, fifteen agricultural entrepreneurs, under the guidance of coaches and experts, go on that quest together. Where is there financial room for your business? What do you want to change? And who do you need to do that? By means of online lessons and offline teaching days, you will get all the inspiration and possibilities you need. You will develop your business idea into a plan for a new business case and build this plan into a prototype. In this you will be guided by coaches and you will work together with experts from the sector and outside the sector: your New Farmer Family!

Participate in fall 2024? Fill out the interest form.

The Farmer Accelerator

  • Starts fall 2024
  • Personal guidance from experts and coaches
  • A combination of group meetings and independent work
  • Supplemental course materials online
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The Farmer Accelerator is a program for all agricultural entrepreneurs with their own business and a desire for change. It doesn't matter if you already know what direction you want to take; the coaching will be tailored to your specific situation. Read here which different farmers participated in previous editions and with what diverse issues they got to work.

All Dutch farmers, young and old, from all agricultural sectors (horticulture, arable farming, livestock, fisheries) are welcome to register. There is room for up to 15 participants.

The online Farmers Accelerator is the online entrepreneurial program for agricultural entrepreneurs. Food Hub has put together a number of accessible video lessons based on the Farmers Accelerator formula. Experience expert Heleen Lansink is your guide, taking you from theory to practice. The result: a new way of looking at the business, making plans for the future and a tested earnings model. Watch the training here.

The New Farmer Accelerator is an individual entrepreneurial program for up to fifteen farmers. As a participant, you are guided for six months - by coaches, experts and New Family members - until your new business model stands like a house. After that, you may remain a member of the New Farmers Family for as long as you wish. The organization will do everything possible to help you and your business case grow. With your membership you keep access to coaches, to the ever-renewing content and to new "family members" who can contribute to your developing business case. You will be invited to the annual New Farmer Family Day and access to the other programs on the platform.

The Farmer Accelerator takes place between July/September (introduction) and March (final presentation) and consists of three parts:

  • offline meetings combining theory and practice, with expert lectures and personal coaching (September through March)
  • ongoing contact and an introductory meeting with a (financial) coach (from July to March). (For example, the experts from 5voor1, Camp Fire and Vandejong).
  • online course materials (lectures produced specifically for The New Farmer Family)

Under the following heading you will find the dates for all program days. The content of the days is still subject to change. The final program will follow soon. The offline program days take place throughout the country and last approximately from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Depending on the exact content of the day this may change slightly.

The program consists of several components, including seven program days. When registration opens for the 2024 edition, we will announce the dates. We ask you to check in advance if you are available on the program days.

In addition to the program days, you can schedule the intake, coaching days, online educational materials and conversations with your fellow participants as much as possible according to your own availability.

The compulsory own contribution for the complete program, including meetings with accommodation, course materials, personal guidance and introductory interview is €950 excluding VAT. The cost of organizing the program is €6000 and is our responsibility. It is possible that the organization of the Farmers Accelerator asks for your cooperation in order to claim a subsidy from the province or another organization.

That's what the 40 farmers who have gone through the Farmer Accelerator program so far can tell you best. Read the experiences of some of them here, or watch the episodes of Farmer seeks change 📺. Then do you still have questions? Just give a call to and she will arrange a phone call between you and one of the former participants.

Collaboration and funding partners of The New Farmer Family are:

Ministry of LNV, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, LTO and LTO Noord, Agrio, Vandejong, 5voor1, Flevo Campus and Food Forward. The New Farmer Family is an initiative of Food Hub.

The locations of the preliminary program are not yet known. Depending on the geographical distribution of participants, sessions will take place at locations throughout the Netherlands. Coaching sessions will in most cases take place at your own company.