Young Dairy Network

The Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network (YDN) has been established to meet the needs of the younger generation of dairy farmers, employees and service providers within the Murray Dairy region, ideally aged 18 to 40 years of age.        

The program is not-for-profit and member-driven with a key goal of enhancing the future viability of the dairy industry within the Murray Dairy region by supporting its young people.

Investing in professional and personal development of young people in the dairy industry and the service sector will ensure profitable businesses and capacity and capability for the future.

Join the Young Dairy Network

If you would like to join the Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network to keep connected and up to date with current opportunities, events and activities in the region, please click here.

Young Dairy Network Steering Committee

The YDN Steering Committee was created to drive the Young Dairy Network and provide input and feedback on events, development opportunities, sponsorship opportunities and what the network can offer to its members. The steering committee consists of; a Murray Dairy employee, relevant industry service providers and young farmers from across the region, including two representative from each of the sub-regions throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales in order to ensure all priorities and needs are met.

If you are interested in joining the committee, click here.



The Young Dairy Network aims to host a range of events throughout the year both social and educational. Previous events have included farm walks, study tours, end of year social events, Milking Your Fortune session with John Mulvany, and more.

To view presentations, videos and resources from past events, please click here.

Please see the Facebook page for photos from past events and keep up to date with upcoming events. See the link below.

Scholarships and Grants

The dairy industry offers a huge range of scholarships and grants available to those who are working, studying or involved in the industry. Scholarships& grants for formal study, leadership programs, study tours, conferences and on-farm grants are among the options available.

Click here to view a full list of scholarships and grants relevant to the dairy industry.

Network Sponsors

We are proud to have Rural Bank as the Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network's Major Sponsor. You can visit: 

We are also proud to have Fonterra as the Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network's Regional Sponsor. You can visit:


Young Dairy Network Facebook

Follow the link below and like us if you wish to join our group on Facebook.