2019 UDV ANNUAL MEETING & cONFERENCE

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

The Annual Conference will include the UDV Young Farmer Breakfast with presentations from the 2019 Gardiner UDV New Zealand Study Tour group.

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You can register to attend now!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Alternatively, you can call 1300 882 833, or stay tuned here or to the UDV Facebook page for more information, schedules and a downloadable registration form.

UDV Policy COuncil Elections

The Annual Meeting will deal with nominations for UDV Policy Council positions. UDV is guided by a group of elected farmer 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. 

If you want to help influence or guide the UDV policy agenda; this is the perfect way to get involved and represent your local farmers. 

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

Therefore, the UDV Policy Council positions falling vacant in 2019 are:

  • UDV President
  • UDV Vice President
  • Region 1 (Cohuna & districts)
  • Region 3 (Murray Valley)
  • Region 5 (Macalister & districts) currently vacant
  • Region 7 (Warragul & districts)
  • Region 9 (Corangamite)

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All nomination forms must be returned NO LATER THAN 5:00 pm, Friday 15 March 2019.

All nomination forms are to be returned to the Ashlee Hammond, UDV Manager, on behalf of the VFF Returning Officer to: 

Ashlee Hammond
Farrer House
Level 5
24-28 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

OR Email: ahammond@vff.org.au

Click below to download nominations forms.

Resolutions

The UDV Annual Meeting will receive reports and deal with member resolutions. Resolutions, and supporting information, must be submitted to Ashlee Hammond, UDV Manager on behalf of the returning officer, at ahammond@vff.org.au or the UDV mailing address by no later than the close of business (5pm), Friday 15 March 2019.

It is recommended that resolutions are formed following debate at local branch meetings and submitted on behalf of a UDV branch, accompanied by one or two paragraphs of supporting argument.

To find out how to contact your local branch to discuss possible resolutions you can get in touch with your regional UDV representative or email udv@vff.org.au

Prior to the UDV Annual Meeting, resolutions are reviewed by a committee and then communicated for the knowledge of eligible voters.

Resolutions will be raised during the UDV Annual Meeting and must be voted on by a quorum of present UDV members. All financial UDV members and nominees are eligible to vote upon attending the UDV Annual Meeting.

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:


2017 UDV ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING

The 41st UDV Annual Conference & Meeting was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday May 12, 2017.

The meeting focused on "Lessons from 2016 and the way forward", starting with the Young Farmer Breakfast and finishing with the UDV Presidents’ Dinner that evening.

Thank you to all who attended, to our sponsors.

A special thank you to our guest speakers including our 2017 New Zealand Study Tour participants, our key breakfast speaker Hon. Jaala Pulford and our dinner speaker Anthony Everard.

2017 Conference resolutions and Results