Tour showcases dairy’s best

UDV president Paul Mumford.

Applications from young people in the Victorian dairy industry are now open for the 2022 UDV-Gardiner study tour of Victoria.

The eight-day study tour showcases the best of Victoria’s cutting-edge dairy and agricultural industries.

United Dairyfarmers of Victoria and Gardiner Dairy Foundation are inviting young people aged between 18 and 35 years, who live and work in Victoria and are actively involved in the dairy industry, either on-farm or in the supply chain, to join the study tour from July 4 to 11.

“This is a rare opportunity for emerging dairy leaders to gain a unique insight into the Victorian dairy industry, the largest and most sophisticated in Australia,” UDV president Paul Mumford said.

“The dairy industry is evolving rapidly with new cutting-edge science and technology and changing farming practices.”

Gardiner Foundation chief executive Allan Cameron said the tour was an exciting opportunity for young people from across the dairy industry.

“Across Victoria there are so many diverse dairy businesses that are innovative, well managed and with an eye on growth,” he said.

“The tour provides an opportunity for young people wanting to expand their knowledge and skills to explore the different farming systems, industry structures and service resources this world class industry has to offer.”

Successful applicants can expect a comprehensive eight days full of insights and inspiration covering the full range of Victoria’s leading dairy facilities as well as visits to other agricultural industries.

There will also be an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of industry advocacy through meetings with senior representatives of the Victorian Farmers Federation and the UDV.

“The tour provides a great opportunity for young people in dairy to expand their professional networks and to directly interact with industry leaders,” Mr Mumford said.

“Those who are selected will visit a variety of farms and be taken through state-of-the-art research and processing facilities.”

Applications close at 9am on Monday, May 16. For more information, visit: