The 2022 UDV-Gardiner study tour of Victoria is now open for applications from young people in the Victorian dairy industry – either on or off farm. The 8-day study tour showcases the best of Victoria’s cutting-edge dairy and agricultural industries.

United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (the dairy commodity group of the VFF) and Gardiner Dairy Foundation are inviting young people in dairy (aged 18 to 35) to join the study tour from 4 July – 11 July.

“This is a rare opportunity for emerging dairy leaders to gain a unique insight into the Victorian dairy industry, the largest and most sophisticated in Australia,” said UDV President, Paul Mumford.

“The dairy industry is evolving rapidly with new cutting-edge science and technology and changing farming practices.”

Gardiner Foundation Chief Executive, Allan Cameron, said the Victorian dairy tour is an exciting opportunity for young people from across dairy the supply chain.

“Across Victoria there are so many diverse dairy businesses that are innovative, well managed and with an eye on growth. The tour provides an opportunity for young people wanting to expand their knowledge and skills to explore the different farming systems, industry structures and service resources this world class industry has to offer.”

Successful applicants can expect a comprehensive eight days full of insights and inspiration covering the full range of Victoria’s leading dairy facilities as well as visits to other agricultural industries.

There will also be an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of industry advocacy through meetings with senior representatives of the Victorian Farmers Federation and the UDV.

Mr Mumford encouraged all those interested in expanding their industry knowledge to apply quickly.

“The tour provides a great opportunity for young people in dairy to expand their professional networks and to directly interact with industry leaders,” he said. “Those who are selected will visit a variety of farms and be taken through state-of-the-art research and processing facilities.”

Applications for the Victorian study tour are now open and close at 9am on Monday, 16 May. Further details about the tour, including application forms and contact details can be viewed at

To be eligible, applicants must be aged between 18 and 35 years, live and work in Victoria, be actively involved in the Victorian dairy industry, either on farm or in the supply chain and be available for travel between 4 and 11 July, 2022.

Further information and application forms are available at:

Completed applications must be submitted to