"When my father retires in a few years, I would like to be able to take over the business," Joost van der Vleuten tells us. He has been working at Kwekerij van der Vleuten in Oirschot since 2016 and has been in the business since 1 January. "It was important for me to finish my education before then. I now work here full-time, but I still regularly attend courses, such as now a course on 'the new cultivation.'"
Photo Facebook page Kwekerij van der Vleuten: Planting in early January
Next, Joost will participate in the ZON Executive Academy, focusing on both hard and soft skills. In an interview with Royal ZON Fruit & Vegetables, Joost talks more about his career ambitions, the history of the family business, and innovations the growers are implementing. The growers are experimenting with a machine that extracts nitrogen from the air. "We can use the liquid nitrogen again for the plants in the greenhouse. The technology has a good CO2 footprint and is still very new. Our company is participating in a study on this."