Gardiner Dairy Foundation invests in research and development, people and community development and industry engagement and strategic support to benefit the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities.

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

Current Opportunities

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 17 June


Our Farm, Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan takes long term plans and ideas from your head and gets them down on one piece of paper. Working with a farm consultant, farmers will  be able to clarify their long term goals, prioritise and identify actions needed, and better manage uncertainty and risk.


Latest News

Our latest media releases, articles, stories and events

Larpent farmer finds inspiration close to home

Melanie Ackerley has learnt there’s no place like home when it comes to learning more about the dairy industry. Melanie was due to take part in the 2020 United Dairyfarmers of Victoria - Gardiner Dairy Foundation New Zealand Dairy Study...

Nuffield experience still resonates for Merrigum dairy farmer

When Merrigum dairy farmer Jamie Snell undertook a Gardiner Nuffield Scholarship in 2007, he didn’t know that it would still resonate 15 years later. As Jamie goes through the next important phase in his farming career, the Nuffield experience continues...

UDV study tour inspires investment in calves

A handful of calves purchased last year by Brianna McClain might not stand out in a big herd, but they mean a lot to the budding dairy farmer. Brianna was inspired to buy the calves after taking part in the...

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