Dairy farmers meet in first-ever forum

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Dairy Farmers Victoria will hold its inaugural forum this week. Photo by Rodney Woods

Dairy farmers from all Victorian regions will join with industry service providers for the inaugural Dairy Farmers Victoria Forum on Wednesday, April 17.

Ten months after its establishment, the association is hosting its first forum at the Airport Motel and Convention Centre in Attwood, Melbourne.

The forum will feature discussions about key policy issues including milk pricing, the threat from imports, advances in fertiliser technologies and animal welfare, including legislative changes and an overview of the surplus calf road map.

The forum keynote address will be given by former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett, followed by a facilitated discussion with Adam Jenkins, during which members will be asked to discuss the structure of the branches, the regions for growth, membership options, and the connection between members on issues and policy development.

"This is a forum about new beginnings,“ convenor Benjamin Vagg, from Gippsland, said.

“As a state, we have a proud dairy heritage and as an association we have a commitment to support our members and the broader industry so that our future is also something we can also be proud of,” he said.

"The topics that we discuss today will strengthen our ability to advocate on issues of importance for our industry and help us to build robust structures giving opportunity for all who seek to be involved in.“

Further information is available at: https://www.dairyfarmersvictoria.org.au