Informatie over minors
Minor Innovation and Problem solving in Animal HusbandryMinor

Study unit code


Minorname NL 

Minor Innovation and Problem solving in Animal husbandry  

Minorname EN 

Minor Innovation and Problem solving in Animal husbandry 

Study programme 

Animal Husbandry – Velp 



1: To develop a business plan 

2: To translate and to apply governmental policies and legislation into practice 

3: Preparation and implementation of applied research 

4: To develop and market products and services 

5: To analyse and to optimize the management of an animal husbandry business 

6: To acquire clients and to give advice 

7: To lead projects, processes and people 

8: To develop and apply a quality (assurance) system 

9: To show professional behaviour and reflection on own performance 

10: To conduct social responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship  

11: Interactive inform specific target groups 

12: Overseeing the international animal husbandry sector 

Learning outcomes


You will learn: 

  • To make an analysis of the production system of a Dutch animal husbandry farm based on identification of risk factors. 

  • To develop specific unique new innovation by going through the innovation cycle. 

  • To analyse product and quality management in Dutch animal husbandry farms. 

  • To develop a business plan for a small company related to your innovation. 



Animal Husbandry knowledge: nutrition, health, housing, welfare, farm management, farm economics, husbandry sector, sustainability, operational processes in animal husbandry 

Skills: problem solving, innovation development, external communication, presentation, project management, team work 

Major study units

Innovation – VAH231VE - 7 EC 

Farm Risk Analysis – VAH232 - 7 EC 

Entrepreneurship – VAH241VE1 - 7 EC 

Product and Quality – VAH242VE - 7 EC 

Professional Orientation – VAH351VE – 2 EC 

Target groups* 

External: students with at least 2 year Bachelor education in Agriculture or Animal Husbandry  

Added value* 

This minor is offering you competence development to improve and innovate Animal Husbandry practices. Basic concepts are studied and applied immediately via real live case studies. You have to develop advices and reports to support farm management. Also you have to analyse sector issues in order to explore your own innovation in the sector. From this perspective you also have to write and submit a real business plan for your own innovative company within the livestock sector. 

Teaching methods and student workload


30 EC corresponding with 30*28 hours work load = 840 hours 

Rating scale

Grade between: 1.0 - 10.0 



Written tests for each module, as well as a project assignment for each module  

Mandatory literature

Through the course website literature will be announced that will also be available web-based or in the library. 

Study unit category

STD standard module 


Ben Rankenberg; e-mail: 

Contactperson for information requests* 

Ben Rankenberg; e-mail: 





Type of education* 

Full time 

Offered in terms 

Terms 3 and 4 

Start registration* 


End registration* 


Mandatory contact hours* 

10 hours per week 

Entry requirements VHL-students

You have to study now in a Bachelor Animal Husbandry or comparable study program. 

Always you need to have at least 90 credits from your Bachelor program at the moment of registration and at least 120 credits to be able to start with the minor. 

Students need to be experienced in farm practices through a placement or other individual practical animal husbandry assignments. 

Entry requirements external students* 

Students with at least 2 year Bachelor education in Agriculture or Animal Husbandry  

Documents to be submitted before entry* 

Grade list from your current Bachelor program that is showing you are fulfilling the entry requirements. 

Capacity / waiting list

Max 5 students 

03-02-2020Duur 1 semester
Contactpersoon EHM Rankenberg (tel: 0263695728, email:
Coordinerend onderdeelVan Hall Larenstein
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