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The 2020 Dairy Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on Friday 27 November.

We are delighted to announce that Dairy Australia’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday 27 November. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions this will be our first online AGM provided via a virtual platform.

This online format will enable many more dairy farmers across Australia to be part of the AGM. The event will be an opportunity to provide you with an update on Dairy Australia’s key programs and investments that work to benefit dairy farmers and the broader industry. It will also provide the opportunity for you to ask questions of our Directors.  

Information about how to participate in the AGM and instructions for voting in the Director elections, will be provided closer to the date. 

Date Friday 27 November 2020 
 Time  11.30am-1.00pm AEST
 Location Online (details to come) 

Not a Dairy Australia member?

We encourage all levy payers to become members of Dairy Australia in order to have a say in the direction of the organisation including the election of Directors. Membership is voluntary and free for licenced Australian dairy farm businesses.

Check your membership status

Due to the Corporations Act, we cannot automatically assign memberships to levy payers so if you are not already a member, please sign up! Also, if you have changed or added an ABN you may need to reinstate your membership as they are aligned to ABNs.

How to join or check your membership

There are three easy ways to register or check if you are a member: 

To participate in the 2020 AGM, new memberships must be received by the 23 October 2020. Further information on memberships can be found on our members page

Past AGMs

Below you can find key documents and speeches of past AGM's.

  • Copy Link AGM 2018/19

    AGM 2018/19

    Jeff Odgers (Chair of Dairy Australia) and David Nation (Managing Director of Dairy Australia) acknowledged the tough conditions during the season and provided an overview of Dairy Australia’s activities supporting farmers, along with an update on industry initiatives underway to support dairy farming. Members were invited to ask questions at the meeting.

    Official items of business in 2019 included:

    • Financial Statements and Reports
    • Election of Directors

    Dairy Australia members voted to elect three candidates to the board of the organisation. Jeff Odgers and Professor Paul Wood AO were re-elected as Directors for the milk producer and research and development positions respectively and Josephine Rozman was elected to fill the finance the finance and governance position. Jan West AM retired from the Board.

    The AGM was followed by a tour of the DairyFeedbase project at Agriculture Victoria’s nearby Ellinbank Dairy Research Centre. DairyFeedbase was launched last year as a co-investment with Agriculture Victoria and Gardiner Dairy Foundation, in order to bring new technology in a practical way to the management of pastures and feeding of cattle.

    Welcome to Gippsland

     

    Dairy Australia's marketing and communications program

     

    DairyFeedbase project

  • Copy Link AGM 2017/18

    AGM 2017/18

    The 2018 Dairy Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Friday, 30 November 2018 in Melbourne.

    The AGM was an opportunity for farmers to connect and network with other members and Dairy Australia team members. Presentations by Mr Jeff Odgers (Chair of Dairy Australia) and Mr David Nation (Managing Director of Dairy Australia) acknowledged the achievements of 2017/18 and set the agenda for the year ahead. Members were invited to ask questions at the meeting.

    Official items of business in 2018 included:

    • Financial Statements and Reports
    • Change to the Constitution
    • Election of Directors

    Dairy Australia members voted to elect three candidates to the board of the organisation. James Mann, David Lord and Roseanne Healy were elected to fill the director vacancies, each of the three roles requiring unique skills and expertise.

    The new appointments strengthen Dairy Australia’s focus on all of the supply chain, processing, markets, food and sustainability. David Lord and Roseanne Healy replace retiring directors John McKillop and David Mallinson.

Initiatives

Our Farm, Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan is a new program designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain report is commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region. The report is updated 40 weeks per year.

More Initiatives