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YDN making better young farmers

Gippsland YDN organises events to develop dairy farm knowledge and skills, improve the information flow to young people, provide leadership opportunities and to satisfy social essentials via a strong network of over 400 young people.

Events may include dinners, discussion groups, farm visits, tours, guest speakers and seminars on specific topics such as share farming. You may like to suggest an idea or a topic.

YDN Regional Coordinator Sarah Cornell is based at the GippsDairy Office. Local Advisory Committees (LACs) operate throughout the region to identify different needs and organise events to meet these needs. Sarah can be contacted at sarah@gippsdairy.com.au or on 5624 3900.

A YDN highlight of each year is the Don Campbell Memorial Study Tour.

Next year’s tour will take in some of the most innovative and successful dairy farms in Tasmania.

Past participants have returned from the tour with a new outlook on day-to-day farming and a willingness to think outside the square in making strategic business decisions.

An interview panel will select successful applicants for the 2019 tour. In previous years, between 13 and 15 people have been chosen.

The tour is named after the late Yannathan dairy farmer Don Campbell who was a passionate advocate of developing young Gippsland farmers.

For an application form, phone 5624 3900 or email info@gippsdairy.com.au

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