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Networking and learning opportunities for farmers and service providers in the Tasmanian dairy industry aged 18-35. Find out what we’re up to and how to get involved here.

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Young Dairy Network Tasmania

The Young Dairy Network Australia (YDNA) ensures regional young farmers are supported nationally, providing a forum for sharing information, exchanging ideas and staying connected. In Tasmania, the Young Dairy Network Tasmania (YDN Tas) is the regional network in the state.

YDN Tas groups operate in all Tasmanian dairying regions, including the North East, Central North and North West. There is the opportunity to have a other regional groups in the South and King Island, depending on interest. Regional groups are driven by local farmers to ensure activities meet the needs of the local community. The Network is a collaborative effort amongst industry stakeholders within the state.

The groups aim to:

  • Assist the next generation of dairy farmers to further develop their skill sets
  • Assist younger farmers in dealing with issues specific to their needs
  • Encourage enthusiasm and motivation to young people in the dairy industry
  • Provide inspiration to young farmers and new entrants to stay within the industry
  • Provide opportunities for developing networks and relationships with other young farmers and people throughout the industry, and
  • Ensure the young farmer network is maintained across the Tasmanian dairy industry

For more information about the YDN, activities and groups in your region and signing up please contact:
Sian Savage
Mobile: 0473 165 389
Email: sian.savage@diarytas.net.au

YDN Annual Dinner – 18 March 2020

YDN Annual Dinner - 18 March 2020, 7-9.30pm | Davenport

We are thrilled to be hosting two guest speakers for the evening, famous Farm4Life’s Tangaroa Walker from NZ and fellow YDN member Kristen Davis from Gippsland. Come join us for a whole state YDN dinner and social networking with touring Gippsland YDN members. Meet Tangaroa and hear about how he tackles the everyday challenges of his job with enthusiasm and a contagious sense of humour. Drinks at bar prices. Click here to RSVP.

Young Dairy Network “Resilience Through Innovation” Study Tour

Young Dairy Network “Resilience Through Innovation” Study Tour

This tour is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and see different forms of dairy farming in another country. Commencing in Auckland and concluding in Christchurch, the tour will include locations such as commercial dairy farms, research facilities and some fantastic New Zealand scenery. There will be a focus on resilience and innovation in the places we visit along the way. The 2020 YDN Study tour will run from 1-9 of April and is expected to cost participants approximately $1,500 each. For details and how to apply please refer to the 2020 YDN study tour page.

Follow the YDN Tas on Facebook

Not sure about membership yet? Check out some of our activities and events by liking YDN Tas on Facebook.

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