The UDV is urging all young dairy leaders to apply for the 2019 Gardiner Dairy Foundation UDV New Zealand Study Tour.
Participants will visit leading dairy farms utilising a variety of farm systems and technology, as well as dairy research and processing facilities, during the eight-day tour in February 2019.
UDV vice-president Paul Mumford said Victorian young dairy leaders would also have the chance to engage with like-minded dairy and farming figures from across the ditch, including Federated Farmers of NZ representatives.
‘‘The 2019 tour is a prime opportunity for the Victorian dairy industry’s best and brightest young minds to visit, learn and immerse themselves in the New Zealand dairy industry,’’ Mr Mumford said.
To be eligible for the NZ study tour, applicants must be aged between 18 and 35 years old, be actively involved within the Victorian dairy industry, either on or off the farm, and hold an Australian passport.
Participants must also be currently enrolled in or have recently completed studies relating to the dairy industry.
The tour is fully funded by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation.
Applications for the NZ Study Tour close on Monday, October 15, with selection interviews to be held in Melbourne.
■To apply, visit: www.vff.org.au/UDVTour