• We bring value to the dairy industry by investing in people to create leaders

  • We are experienced in dairy; by collaborating with industry we have developed together over the past 16 years

  • We contribute to the conversation on dairy by sharing knowledge and inspiring improved practices

  • Our support to the Victorian dairy industry is upheld by a prudent and successful investment strategy

Our Vision

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation vision is to invest in emerging leaders and practices to help develop a long term future for the dairy industry

  • >$60m invested since 2000
  • 730 projects funded over 16 years
  • $165m total value of cash and in-kind contribution

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Farm Business Management Program

Strategic Investments

Our strategic investments focus on five key areas; Pre-farm Gate Innovation, Post-farm Gate Innovation, People Development, Industry Support and Community Development 

  • Pre-farm Gate Innovation

    Australian dairy farms must remain profitable and internationally competitive in a complex and challenging environment. Our funding in Pre-farm Gate Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) aligns with the priority areas as identified by the national strategic framework ‘Dairy Moving Forward.’

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  • Post-farm Gate Innovation

    A sustainable dairy industry needs innovation, safe production processes as well as the ability and understanding to adapt to changing markets and consumer sentiments. Our Post-farm Gate funding supports Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) in these areas.

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  • People Development

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation invests in emerging leaders to help develop a long term future for the industry. Our investment is through programs integrated across the dairy value chain. 

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  • Industry Support

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation supports industry to drive change and enable improvement through collaborative relationships with key industry stakeholders.

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  • Community Development

    Supporting the communities that underpin the dairy industry

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News and Events

Our latest media releases, articles, blogs and events

  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation seeks driven dairy farmers for Farm Business Management scholarships

    MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 8 February 2018
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  • Annual Dairy Leaders Luncheon Explores Global Trade

    MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 31 January 2018
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  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation offers grants to Victorian dairy communities, $100,000 available, plus free grant-seeker workshops

    MEDIA RELEASE Monday 29 January 2018
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