2020 UDV Annual Conference & Meeting - Friday May 1 2020

The 44th UDV Annual Conference & Meeting will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 1, 2020.

The meeting will focus on a number of young dairy farmer issues and commence with the Annual Breakfast and finish with the UDV Presidents’ Dinner that evening.

Business will include elections for UDV President plus UDV Regional Representatives for the Region UDV is guided by a group of elected dairy farmer members representing our 10 dairy regions - the UDV Policy Council. UDV Policy Council meets regularly to discuss priority issues for the dairy industry and guide the organisational policy response. If you want to influence or guide the UDV policy agenda; this is the perfect way to get involved.

The term of office is 2 years with a maximum of 4 terms. Each year half of Council comes up for election.

The following positions fall vacant this year;
Region 2 (West Goulburn & Campaspe);
Region 4 (North East Valleys);
Region 6 (South Gippsland);
Region 8 (Colac & districts);
Region 10 (Wannon); and
UDV President.


Members are encouraged to get involved, representing dairy farmers is challenging at times but also very rewarding. All nominations must be completed as specified and submitted to ahammond@vff.org.au by no later than the close of business (5pm), Friday 20 March 2020. 

All voting members of the UDV are eligible to nominate for office and support a nomination for office. An election will be held if more than one nomination is received. All voting UDV members will be eligible to vote.

Nomination forms for the listed office bearer and regional positions are available at www.vff.org.au/udvconference.

Due to a constitutional change passed at the 2016 VFF Annual Conference, the current Regional Representatives for Region 4 (North East Valleys) are unable to re-nominate for their positions as they have served the allowable maximum council term.


2019 UDV ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

Thank you to all our members, industry delegates and everyone else who made this year’s conference such a success. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors that made the event possible. 

The 43rd UDV Annual Conference and Meeting was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 10, 2019. 

The event focused on ‘Dairy in a Changing Climate’ looking at the changing regulatory, social and environmental climates and how these will affect dairy moving forward. 

To view the agenda CLICK HERE

UDV Policy Council Elections

The Annual Meeting dealt with nominations for UDV Policy Council Positions. UDV is guided by a group of elected farmers members who represent the dairy farmers in our 10 dairy regions. The UDV Policy council meet regularly to discuss priority issues for the dairy industry and guide the organisational policy response.

The term of office is 2 years with a maximum of 4 terms (8 years total). Each year half of the UDV Policy Council comes up for election. This year the UDV Policy Council and VFF Board agreed that the role of UDV President would also fall vacant as per VFF Constitution clause 8.6.3. The UDV President role will be again called for in 2020, in its usual cycle. 

This year the following individuals were elected

  • UDV President – Paul Mumford
  • UDV Vice President – John Keely
  • Region 1 Policy Councillor – Clark Fehring
  • Region 3 Policy Councillor – Nathan Shannon
  • Region 5 Policy Councillor – VACANT
  • Region 7 Policy Councillor – Matt Gleeson
  • Region 9 Policy Councillor – Craig Dwyer


RESOLUTIONS

Results of the 2019 resolutions can be seen below:

2019 UDV Conference Resolutions – Results

2019 UDV CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

You can access the presentations from the 2019 conference below

  • Access the Victoria Police presentation here
  • Access Sarah Barker’s ‘Science Schmience’ presentation here
  • Access Dairy Australia’s ‘Dairy Matters’ presentation here

2018 UDV ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING

Thank you to all our members, industry delegates and everyone else who made this years conference such a success. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors that made the event possible.

The 42nd UDV Annual Conference & Meeting was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 4, 2018.

The event focused on “Everyday Advocacy”.

To view the Agenda CLICK HERE

The voice of other advocates trying to influence how we farm is continuing to grow. It is important that dairy farmers are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to educate, inform and help influence others. UDV, farmers and industry experts explored how farmers can better advocate for themselves, their communities and the dairy industry.

The meeting also received reports and deal with member resolutions.

Results of the 2018 resolutions can be seen below: