DA to hold forum in Western Vic

13 Mar, 2017 11:56 AM
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Ian Halliday: We are here to listen because it is important Dairy Australia and WestVic Dairy understand the needs of the farmers in the region.
We encourage farmers to provide us with as much feedback as possible.
Ian Halliday: We are here to listen because it is important Dairy Australia and WestVic Dairy understand the needs of the farmers in the region.

WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.

Dairy Australia’s managing director Ian Halliday, directors Jeff Odgers and James Mann, and group manager farm, profit and capability Chris Murphy will visit the western Victorian region on Thursday and Friday to listen to the region’s farmers and understand the challenges they are currently facing.

Together with WestVic Dairy staff, they will also update farmers on current research, development and extension levy priorities, giving them the opportunity to provide feedback.

Mr Halliday said he was looking forward to hearing from south-west Victorian farmers to understand their current needs and issues.

“We’re very keen to have the opportunity to meet with as many farmers as possible to discuss current on-farm challenges and conditions and see what additional help and support is needed,” Mr Halliday said.

“We encourage farmers to provide us with as much feedback as possible.

"We are here to listen because it is important Dairy Australia and WestVic Dairy understand the needs of the farmers in the region.”

Dairy Australia is the industry-owned national services body, funded through the dairy services levy with matching funding from the Australian Government on research and development activities.

Dairy Australia aims to drive improved levy payer profitability and to promote and protect the Australian dairy industry.

WestVic Dairy is the regional arm of Dairy Australia and responsible for aligning Dairy Australia’s initiatives with the regional needs of farmers in the western district.

WestVic Dairy’s regional manager Lindsay Ferguson said having Dairy Australia staff visiting the region was a great way to stay connected on the local level.

“Ian Halliday has been visiting the region quite regularly in the past year and it is great to see the importance placed on catering for the regional needs of farmers,” he said.

“We hope farmers will take up this opportunity to have an open discussion.”

The Dairy Australia team will also attend WestVic Dairy’s Employment Essentials workshop on Thursday at Allansford and visit a number of regional farms to meet with as many farmers as possible.

The forum will be held on Friday, March 17, at the Camperdown Football Club from 12–2pm.

For more information about the forum or to RSVP, contact WestVic Dairy on phone (03) 5557 1000 or email Amanda@westvicdairy.com.au.

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