What is one of the best ways to learn about careers in agriculture?
Many would probably answer “Visit a farm and talk to industry people”.
Proudly supported by the DemoDairy Foundation (DDF), the Deakin Agribusiness Field Day was held on 4-5 May 2021 to provide agriculture’s next-gen an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the dairy industry and engage with leading agricultural industry...
The DemoDairy Foundation was pleased to sponsor the Women on Farms Gathering held at Port Fairy last month.
The foundation sponsored keynote speaker Janet Moxey and also covered the attendance of 10 women from southwest Victorian dairy farms.
DemoDairy Foundation board member Maggie Leutton attended the event and provides the following summary notes.
Keynote Speaker – Janet Moxey,...
Funds are now flowing from the Powell Legacy Fund to support the next generation with their education, volunteerism and agricultural pursuits.
Timboon P12 School students Heidi Stansfield and Ben Matthews have become the first recipients of 2021, following Tate Tregea-Copeland and Brianna Thompson’s successful applications late in 2020.
Ross Powell, 71, and son Andy Powell, 32, were life-long...
Photo: Bostocks Creek farmer Jack Hutt takes time out for a bit of fun downtime with son Max.
Jack Hutt was still in primary school when he first fell in love with farm life. By the start of secondary school he was milking cows for pocket money and eyeing a career on the land.
He was employed on Brad Couch’s dairy farm at Brucknell as a 17-year-old and was barely 20 when Peter and Jenny...
The stars have aligned for the south-west dairy industry, according to Cowleys Creek farmer Matt Grant who was recently named the Great South West Young Dairy Leader.
Matt, 38, said the milk price was good, feed prices had come back down, and the seasonal conditions were excellent. He said the trifecta meant the industry was primed for young people who wanted to work hard and enjoy a lifestyle...
The Annual General Meeting of the DemoDAIRY Foundation will be held 26 November. The AGM will be held at the Allansford Hotel.
All queries can be directed to foundation secretary Ian Teese via;
Phone: 0427 358 987
Good Spring rain and the prospect of a bumper harvest are the icing on the cake for newly crowned Great South West Dairy Farm Management Award winners Matt and Alli Reid.
The Carlisle River couple were announced as the 2020 winners of the coveted award last month. The award was part-sponsored by the DemoDAIRY Foundation. They also received a $2500 grant from the DemoDAIRY Foundation to improve...
Lucy Powell was confident from a very young age that the dairy industry was where her future lay and now she’s preparing to help others discover similar agricultural opportunities.
The 23 year-old agronomist at Webber and Chivell has received about $4000 from the DemoDAIRY Foundation to complete her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Having already completed a Diploma of Agronomy and...