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


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

Cows Create Careers program forges Goulburn Valley teenager’s future

Fifteen-year-old Darby McClaren was inspired by the Cows Create Careers program to pursue a career with cattle and already has practical dairy experience under his belt as he studies towards his goal. “We did Cows Create Careers for three years...

Our Farm, Our Plan puts father and son ‘on the same page’

Father and son dairy farmers John and Harrison Keely are confidently “on the same page” about the future of their expanding enterprise in northern Victoria. The fifth and sixth-generation Cohuna farmers first participated in the precursor program to Our Farm,...

What next for Gippsland dairy vet?

Matt DeCicco has seen the difference he can make as a vet. Now he’s planning to take his expertise to the next level. His current work on Gippsland dairy farms already fulfils a life-long ambition, but Matt thinks there’s more...

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