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Are you aged 18-40 and working in the dairy industry? Discover the benefits a membership to the Young Dairy Network could bring to your career, be it as a farmer, farm staff or a service provider.

Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network

The Young Dairy Network (YDN) is a member-driven program for our region's younger generation of dairy farmers, farm staff and service providers. We believe the best way to ensure profitable businesses and capacity and capability for the future is by investing in the professional and personal development of young people in the dairy industry and the service sector.

Join the Young Dairy Network

If you would like to join the Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network and get involved in current opportunities, events and activities in the region, please complete this YDNA online membership form. If you have any questions about the benefits of membership, please call or email Murray Dairy on (03) 5833 5312 or admin@murraydairy.com.au

Events

The Young Dairy Network hosts a range of events throughout the year, both social and educational. Previous events have included farm walks, study tours, end of year social events, Milking Your Fortune sessions with John Mulvany, and more. Take a look at our our Facebook page for photos from past events and, once your a member, get notifications to keep up to date with upcoming events.

Scholarships and Grants

The dairy industry offers a huge range of scholarships and grants available to those who are working, studying or involved in the industry. Scholarships and grants for formal study, leadership programs, study tours, conferences and on-farm grants are among the options available. Watch out for news stories in Murray Dairy Media, where we promote upcoming scholarships and grants. 

Young Dairy Network Steering Committee

The YDN Steering Committee helps to drive the Young Dairy Network,  providing input and feedback on events, development and sponsorship opportunities, and advice on what the network can offer to its members. The steering committee consists of; a Murray Dairy employee, relevant industry service providers and young farmers from across the region, including two representative from each of the sub-regions throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales in order to ensure all priorities and needs are met.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please complete this YDNA online membership form

Proud YDN Sponsors

We are proud to have Rural Bank as the Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network's Major Sponsor, visit Rural Bank.

We are also proud to have Fonterra as the Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network's Regional Sponsor, visit Fonterra.

Murray Dairy YDN Sponsors Rural Bank Fonterra

 

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