Young Dairy Network (YDN)

WestVic YDN with the support of the national Young Dairy Network Australia (YDNA) aims to enable and develop the next generation of dairy leaders to ensure the viability of this great dairy region into the future by:

  • Undertaking study tours and farm walks
  •  Access to training, discussion groups & workshops
  •  Designing and administering industry events
  •  Connections with WestVic Dairy and other governing bodies 

Prospective members have the opportunity to join their Local Area Committees (LACs):

  • East - Including: Colac, Gellibrand, Lavers Hill, Irrewarra, Beeac, Deans Marsh, Birregurra, Irrewillipe and Swan Marsh
  • Central Corangamite - Including:Camperdown, Timboon, Simpson, Princetown, Terang, Cobden, Noorat and Ecklin
  • Central Warrnambool -  Including:Port Fairy, Allansford, Koroit, Hawkesdale, Dennington, Kirkstall, Grassmere
  • West -  Including: Glenelg, Portland, Heywood, Macarthur, Bessiebelle, Drumborg

LACs consist of  5 – 10 young farmers and service providers and have the support of a regional co-ordinator. 

Operating Structure

Maddie Francis - Project Officer (Regional Coordinator)

For more information please call Maddie Francis, Project Officer at  WestVic Dairy on 03 5557 1000 or 0459 227 337.     

For more information on Young Dairy Network Australia (YDNA) visit

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