Dairy leaders have an opportunity to contribute to the direction of industry research, development and extension with Murray Dairy calling for nominations to the board of directors for the 2019-20 year.
The vacancy is due to the expiration of membership terms of current farmer representative and co-deputy chair Tony McCarthy and service-provider representative Chris Thomas. Both are eligible for renomination for a second term.
The board represents the dairy industry across the Murray region of northern Victoria and southern NSW.
They are responsible for the oversight and governance of Murray Dairy, the regional arm of Dairy Australia, providing localised programs for the development of dairy farmers and the service sector.
The board plays a critical role in guiding the organisation’s investment in regional programs such as the seasonal events, research updates, technical courses and discussion groups provided each year.
They work closely with industry partners including education and training providers, processors, the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria and all levels of government and associated organisations.
Applications close July 3 and positions will be formalised at the Murray Dairy AGM in October.
Application forms are available at dairyaustralia.com.au/murray-dairy