The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today announced the outcome of elections required to finalise the appointment of the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria (VFF UDV) Policy Council.
The following candidates have been successful for the VFF-UDV Policy Council:
VFF UDV President
• Bernie Free
Gippsland Regional Representative
• Jasmine Kneebone
Northern Regional Representative
• Bridget Goulding (two year term)
• Greg Brooks (one year term)
South West Regional Representative
• Robert Campbell (two year term)
• Harper Kilpatrick (one year term)
VFF Returning Officer and Chief Executive Officer Brendan Tatham congratulated those successful.
“Victoria is the nation’s biggest dairy producing region and the VFF looks forward, with the guidance of the VFF UDV Policy Council, to helping to maintain and grow the industry into the future,” Mr Tatham said.
About the VFF UDV President
Bernie has been VFF-UDV Vice-President since July 2023. He runs a dairy operation with his family in Winslow in South West Victoria, near Warrnambool.
He is passionate about advocacy and promotion of successful farming systems in agriculture. He has been actively involved with the VFF-UDV at a branch level for many years and subsequently as both deputy and acting policy councillor for the VFF-UDV Wannon Branch.