Dairy farmer and vet Ebony Mull champions young farmers

Dairy farmer and vet Ebony Mull was sponsored by the Gardiner Foundation to attend the recent 2024 Young Dairy Network (YDN) Conference. Over 100 farmers and industry members came together for the two-day event.

Rachael McGrath receives 2024 Young Dairy Leader Award

Rachael McGrath received the Young Dairy Leader Award, sponsored by the Gardiner Foundation, for her active contribution to the dairy sector and her community at the 2024 Great South West Dairy Awards.

Reflections from the 2024 Young Dairy Network Conference

Cow, courage and curiosity were the themes of the 2024 Young Dairy Network (YDN) Conference held in Wollongong, NSW. Gardiner Foundation sponsored six young farmers.

Insights from the New Zealand Dairy Industry

Jane and Leesa recently returned from the 2024 Gardiner Foundation New Zealand Study Tour where they explored the South Island, its dairy sector and developed their leadership skills.

Implementing Dairy Feedbase research on farm

East Gippsland dairy farmer Stewart McRae says he has permanently split his herd in two after achieving increased milk yields by participating in a research trial through Dairy Feedbase.

Industry placements highlight the benefits of regional opportunities

Two Monash University undergraduates are seriously considering a tree change after spending three months on an industry placement at Saputo Dairy Australia in South Gippsland.

Dairy Innovation Open Day at Ellinbank SmartFarm

Farmers will get a first-hand look at the latest research under way at the SmartFarm to improve soils and pasture, optimise animal nutrition and reduce carbon emissions.

Mitchell Jones’ journey to New Zealand yields more than expected

South Gippsland dairy farmer Mitchell Jones recently completed an 8-day journey in New Zealand as part of a study tour. While he was hoping to return with new leadership skills, he returned with much more – a family.

New podcast out now on DairyPod

Our first podcast is now live on DairyPod. We interviewed Nuffield Australia scholar Sarah Crosthwaite on her experience in mental health and agriculture. Sarah is a dairy farmer and accredited mental health social worker and studied mental health globally through the Nuffield.

Gardiner Foundation 2024 New Zealand Study Tour

Twelve dairy farmers and dairy industry professionals have embarked on an eight-day journey across New Zealand to explore its dairy sector and develop their leadership skills in the process.

Goulburn Murray nurse sponsored in leadership program

This year, Kerryn Giorgianni, a Registered Nurse for Echuca Regional Health, will be participating in the program with 22 other community leaders from the Goulburn Murray region.

Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program benefits greater regional communities

This year, Tandarra resident Dan Straub, and Rochester local Amanda Logie received scholarships for the Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program (LMCLP).

From dairy farmer to mental health scholar

In 2023, Sarah received a Nuffield Scholarship. The Gardiner Foundation, in partnership with Nuffield Australia, offers a farming scholarship to a Victorian dairy farmer each year. The scholarship provides an opportunity for a farmer to investigate an agricultural topic of their choice.

Applications open for 2025 Nuffield Farming Scholarship

Gardiner Foundation in partnership with Nuffield Australia offers a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to a Victorian dairy farmer each year. The successful scholar will embark on a 15-week immersive experience in purposeful learning and international travel, supported by a $40,000 grant.

Gardiner Foundation New Zealand Study Tour Mentor Opportunity

The Gardiner Foundation, in collaboration with the Australian Dairy Conference, is excited to announce the opportunity for a dedicated individual to join the upcoming New Zealand Study Tour as a Mentor. This eight-day tour is scheduled for mid-April 2024.

Gardiner Foundation unveils 2024-2028 Strategic Plan

The Gardiner Foundation’s Strategic Plan was unveiled at the Dairy Leaders Luncheon Monday 26 February emphasising five priorities: Financial Stewardship, People in Dairy, Community Development, Research & Innovation,and Industry Support.

ACL rupture and farming life leads scholar to help her dairy community

At age seven, Libby Clymo’s doctor told her she was the youngest person he’d ever known to present with a fully ruptured ACL. It was a simple skid off her bike during a family holiday that caused the injury and set the course for her career.

Gardiner Foundation and FRRR to offer grants to local not-for-profits

Community groups in small dairy communities across Gippsland, South-West and Northern Victoria can now apply for Gardiner Foundation Community Grants up to $5,000 to strengthen and build capacity in their dairying region.

Gardiner Foundation award tertiary scholarships to seven Victorian students

Seven students from Victorian dairy regions, commencing their first year of tertiary study in 2024, have been honoured with scholarships from the Gardiner Foundation. Each scholar will receive $10,000 annually for three years.

New Zealand Study Tour to Develop Future Dairy Industry Leaders

  Gardiner Foundation is inviting young dairy leaders to apply for the 2024 Gardiner Foundation New Zealand Study Tour to explore the best of the New Zealand Dairy industry and develop their leadership skills in the process. With sponsorship from…

Gardiner Foundation nurtures Leadership Excellence in Gippsland

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 open.