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  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation is a not for profit organisation that invests in research, development & extension, people capability and community development to benefit the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities.

    COVID-19

    With the unfolding circumstances relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gardiner Dairy Foundation is implementing a range of measures to ensure that we continue to actively support the Victorian dairy industry and communities, while at the same time protecting the health and well-being of our employees, stakeholders and the broader community.

    Click here to find out more about our response.

    Learn more about Gardiner Dairy Foundation's role in the Victorian dairy industry.

    Current Opportunities

    Australian Rural Leadership Program

    Gardiner offers funding for one dairy recipient to join the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) each year. Applications are open to farm owners, managers, employees and contractors.

    Applications are now open and close 14 August

     

    Nuffield Farming Scholarship

    Gardiner offers funding for one Victorian dairy farmer to join the Nuffield Farming Scholarship program. It is an opportunity to gain a global perspective on agriculture and food and fibre production.

    Applications are now open and close 11 September

     

    Leadership Great South Coast

    Two places in the Leadership Great South Coast Program are offered each year to regionally based people working on Victorian dairy farms, in dairy processing or as service providers.

    Applications are now open and close 25 September

     

    Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program

    Two places in the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program are offered each year to regionally based people working on Victorian dairy farms, in dairy processing or as service providers.

    Applications are now open and close 20 Septmber

     

    Latest News

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    Secure career opportunities in the dairy industry

    “I’m paid a reasonable wage; I get free accommodation and I can save money. Most people my age working in hospitality in the city can’t save any money after they pay rent,” says Jessie Weaver who is a dairy supervisor...

    Leadership needs diverse perspectives

    Joy Coulson thinks it is vitally important that people with a range of job titles, from varying backgrounds and with differing personalities pursue leadership roles. “Our dairy industry needs industry-experienced people from many and varied backgrounds to bring their unique...

    Never a dull moment at Ellinbank

    Norman King enjoys the fact he gets to do a bit of everything working in dairy operations at the Ellinbank Research Farm in Gippsland. Apart from daily milking of the 400+ seasonal calving herd, his tasks ranged from feeding and...

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