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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.


    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.

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    Current Opportunities

    Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program Applications NOW OPEN

    Applications open for Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program are now open and close 5 June 2020.

    Upcoming Opportunities

    2021 Nuffield Scholarship Applications - Open Soon

    Applications for the 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholarships will open soon. Keep watch to see how Covid-19 is impacting applications.

    Latest News

    Our latest media releases, articles, stories and events

    Leaving the ocean to find a new way of life in dairy

    Growing up in Ocean Grove, Audrey Kottek knew very little about Australia’s dairy industry and certainly had no inkling of working in it. Today, Audrey has exchanged the sandy beaches of the tourist town for the rolling hills of Korumburra...

    Pandemic training reignites passion for biosecurity

    In November 2019, with support from Gardiner Dairy Foundation, Amabel Grinter travelled to Nepal for an Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) training program with the European Commission for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease (a division of the Food...

    Community Grants Project Visits

    In early February, Gardiner Dairy Foundation joined the Foundation for Rural and Regional renewal (FRRR) to deliver workshops on how to successfully apply for community grants. We visited the communities of Foster, Peterborough and Numurkah. Whilst in the regions, we...

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