Young Dairy Network

The Young Dairy Network represents the young dairy farmers in
Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Our networks are driven by young farmers for young farmers. Membership is typically made up of young innovative farmers who are adopters and seekers of information.

The Young Dairy Network is a great way to mix with positive people like you and combine business with fun.

Subtropical Dairy

What we are here for…

The purpose of the Young Dairy Network is to enhance the future viability of the dairy Industry through supporting its young people. Our membership is typically made up of young innovative farmers who are adopters and seekers of information.

We have six groups across Queensland and Northern New South Wales that deliver social and training activities within the region. Because our networks are based on young local needs we try hard to deliver activities that are not only relevant and timely but also enjoyable to attend.

If you work in any aspect of the dairy industry and are under 40, contact your local co-ordinator and find out what’s happening around the traps.

Young Dairy Network

The Subtropical Dairy Young Dairy Network (YDN) provides a connection for farmers and service providers within the dairy industry to share ideas and experiences and learn together. Our network is made up of young farmers, farm employees and service providers to the dairy industry. We are a non-political and a not-for-profit organisation. Our network is expansive with our 400+ members spread across the northern Australian dairy regions from Kempsey in New South Wales to the Atherton Tableland in Queensland.

The key aims of the YDN are:

To provide encouragement, support and opportunities for young farmers and professionals to develop the technical knowledge and skills they require to make informed decisions in their business; build the communication and leadership skills they require to fulfil key roles in the dairy industry and community; and communicate and build relationships with key industry, agribusiness and government contacts that can assist them to develop their businesses.

To create a supportive network environment where young dairy farmers and professionals can act autonomously; share challenges and successes; inspire one another to grow and develop their businesses; and boost morale through challenging periods.


Our YDN Co-ordinator

Heidi Barnier is currently co-ordinating all the YDN regions across Subtropical Dairy.

For more information about whats happening in your region or to share a great idea – contact Heidi.

Our Supporters

The Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is a major stakeholder of YDN.

Visit our YDN Facebook Page

Drop us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

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