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    Current Opportunities

    2020 GDF UDV New Zealand Study Tour - NOW OPEN

    Applications are now open for 2020 New Zealand Study Tour and close 9am Monday, October 14 2019.

    2020 Tertiary Scholarships - NOW OPEN

    Applications are now open for the 2020 Tertiary Scholarships and close 5pm Sunday, 24 November 2019.

    2020 Leadership Great South Coast Program - NOW OPEN

    Applications are now open for 2020 Leadership Great South Coast Program and close on September 25 2019.

    Applications are now open for Course 27 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and close on October 11 2019.

    Course 27 Australian Rural Leadership Program - NOW OPEN

    2020 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program - NOW OPEN

    Applications are now open for 2020 Loddon Murray Leadership Program and close on September 30 2019.

    2020 Fairley Leadership Program - NOW OPEN

    Applications are now open for 2020 Fairley Leadership Program and close on October 25 2019.

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    Fourth-generation farmer learns from Kiwis

    Fourth-generation Stanhope dairy farmer Craig Emmett knows a lot about farming but a study tour to New Zealand proved there’s still more to learn. Craig returned from the Gardiner Foundation sponsored tour in 2018 with a better appreciation of the...

    Gardiner leadership program creates new opportunities

    A new cubbyhouse being built at the Dookie Children’s Centre will stand as a monument to John Geddes’ success in the Fairley Leadership program. Sponsored by Gardiner Dairy Foundation to participate in the program, John says it has opened his...

    Opportunity to contribute to the future of dairy

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation is offering up to eight fully funded places in the 2020 Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program (VRCLP). The VRCLP is an opportunity for people who want to expand their contribution to the Victorian dairy industry and dairy...

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