The 2019 DFMC Annual General Meeting will include the National Quality Awards presentation.

As a national member-based milk co-operative, DFMC has 386 dairy farm members Australia wide. Each year DFMC holds a conference to report back to its members the financial and operational activities for the year. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other members of DFMC, board members, staff and other key stakeholders in our cooperative, as well as participate in the formal AGM.

If you are an active member of DFMC, you are eligible to vote on resolutions at the Meeting.

This year we are excited to hold the AGM in the regional centre of Kiama NSW. Kiama is a beautiful region and in the heart of one of our NSW supplier bases. We will also take the opportunity to present our National Quality Award winners at a lunch reception following the AGM. Our National Quality Awards recognise the incredible efforts and dedication to outstanding dairy production of our members.

The day will commence at 9.30am, with an open forum, to be followed by the AGM. This will provide our members with the opportunity to discuss issues affecting them and the whole dairy industry with our board members. A dairy industry leader will be giving a keynote address.

We encourage you to consider attending this day, as a celebration of the year. It has been a very difficult year for many of our members, but we wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful work we do as dairy farmers and connect with other members of our cooperative.

If you are unable to attend in person, this year we are also trialing online attendance of the AGM portion of the day.

We will be making the AGM accessible online with hosted sites in a number of regions for those who’d like to participate. Details will be shared closer to the time.

The DFMC co-operative model holds great strength and opportunity in these changing and challenging times in the Australian dairy industry. We hope that you will consider attending our annual AGM conference and connecting with your co-operative and other members. Once again, we would like to recognise your incredible resilience this year and hope that together we can build opportunities for dairy supply in Australia by working together co-operatively. We look forward to the opportunity of discussing that with you on November 19.

When: Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Where: Kiama Pavilion, Conference Centre

2 Bong Bong St, Kiama, NSW 2533

 

Agenda:

9:30am                Open forum

10:30am              AGM registration

11:15am sharp    AGM start

12:30pm              National Awards lunch

3pm                      Approximate close

 

Our members are welcome to participate in any or all of the events.

Last year’s National Milk Quality Awards winners, Kaid and Jo Hawken from Leitchville in northern Victoria, with Dom Baxter (DFMC) and Tony Burnett (DFMC).