Apply now to become Gardiner’s new Communications Manager

About the role The communications manager is a new role at Gardiner Foundation and provides a unique opportunity for an experienced and passionate communications professional to join our team and help tell the incredible stories of the ‘people in dairy’. Reporting…

Gardiner Foundation nurtures Leadership Excellence in Gippsland

By Sarah Collier If you’re an aspiring leader living in Gippsland and want to meet like-minded people and form lasting connections, then the Gippsland Community Leadership Program (GCLP) could be for you. Applications for the comprehensive 10-month course are currently…

Become Part of the Gardiner Foundation Team

Gardiner Foundation is currently looking for an experienced professional to join our team in the new role of Executive Assistant (EA). The EA will be a key member of the team, responsible for providing high level administrative support to our…

Tertiary Scholarship opens opportunities for Maffra farmer

By Sarah Collier Scholarships are more than just financial aid. They are investments in human potential. They open doors to education, personal growth, and opportunities that would otherwise remain out of reach. The Gardiner Foundation Tertiary Scholarship enables students from…

Gardiner Foundation invests in future Alpine Valley Leaders

By Sarah Collier The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program (AVCLP) is driving the development of strong, connected, and resilient communities in north-east Victoria. The annual course gives participants a chance to immerse themselves in leadership training in a regional environment,…

Gardiner Foundation invests in emerging leaders

By Sarah Collier Investing in emerging leaders and fostering regional leadership programs is important to creating  sustainable and profitable regions. Leadership Great South Coast, an annual community leadership program, plays a pivotal role in building the capabilities of people working…

From Victoria to Vancouver with the help of Gardiner Scholarship

By Sarah Collier Rachel Dickson didn’t think her life would lead her from Terang in South West Victoria to Vancouver in Canada. She’s currently studying a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University, and completed one of her semesters abroad. “Coming…

Gardiner Foundation Tertiary Scholarship applications now open for 2024

by Sarah Collier Students from Victorian dairy communities who plan to start their tertiary studies in 2024 are invited to apply for one of seven Gardiner Foundation Tertiary Scholarships. Students must pursue a career that will either directly benefit the…

Marcus Oldham Leadership course empowers young Victorians

By Sarah Collier Supporting emerging rural leaders and as a result building strong rural communities is one of the main focuses of the Gardiner Foundation. Gardiner supports a range of leadership courses each year and is now in its second…

How the Australian Rural Leadership Program changed Aaron’s view on leadership

By Sarah Collier The Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) builds a network of people who are committed to participating in thriving communities and industries across Australia’s regions and communities. Graduates are action-takers and thought leaders. Aaron Thomas participated in Course…

Vale Michael Taylor AO FTSE

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Mike Taylor this week, after a brief illness. Mike was a powerful protagonist for Australian Agriculture. Among the many leadership positions he filled, Mike chaired the Gardiner Foundation from…

Applications now open for Australian Rural Leadership Program Course 31

Looking to step up in a leadership role within the organisation and industry? Have challenges within the sector and communities we serve spurred a desire to contribute to their recovery, and future? If so, apply now for the Australian Rural…

Gardiner Foundation supporting rural work experience for Monash students

Gaining real-life experience is an important part of studying. Recognising the essential role of putting theory into practice, Monash University with funding from Gardiner Foundation, is running the Monash Industry Teams Initiative (MITI). The initiative places small multi-disciplinary teams of…

Bridging the gap

By Sarah Collier Attracting and retaining skilled people to the dairy sector is crucial to maintaining the development of dairy manufacturer’s engineering and other capabilities. Gardiner Foundation has taken a proactive approach to overcome this challenge by investing in the…

Nuffield scholar thinking global, acting local

By Sarah Collier When Lucy Collins was five years old, the late Max Jelbart OAM, a Nuffield Farming Scholar and member of the Nuffield Australia Investment Committee, gave Lucy her first calf. Many years later, Lucy is a Nuffield Scholar…

Nuffield Scholarship applications now open to travel the world

Australian farmers and others working in food and fibre production are urged to consider how they could use overseas study tours to improve their business and industry, through a Nuffield Scholarship. “Our scholarships enable producers to travel the world and…

Gardiner Tertiary Scholarships awarded

By Sarah Collier The Gardiner Foundation believes strongly that the next generation of dairy farmers, service providers, professionals, business owners and community volunteers are the future of the dairy industry and its communities. Therefore, it invests in emerging leaders and…

Taking the lead

By Sarah Collier Each year Gardiner Foundation offers two places in the Gippsland Community Leadership Program to people living and working in Victorian dairy regions – on dairy farms, in dairy processing, as service providers or in community organisations. This…

Connecting Rural Communities

By Sarah Collier Each year Gardiner Foundation offers community grants of up to $5000 to organisations in Victorian dairy communities. These grants are funded by Gardiner and distributed by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Girgarre Community Cottage…

Farmers to drive research

By Liz Mann, Project Coordinator Major Innovations, Dairy Australia With the current DairyFeedbase research program set to finish in June 2023 investment partners (Dairy Australia, Gardiner Foundation and Agriculture Victoria) are wanting to ensure that future research is focused on…

A chair to share

By Sarah Collier Elise Hill, a dairy farmer from Cudgewa, never thought she’d apply, let alone be accepted for a leadership program. But she just completed her project ‘A Chair to Share’, to advocate for mental health across the north-east…

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