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

UDV Policy COuncil Nominations

Each year half of the ten UDV Regional Representative positions at Policy Council fall vacant.This year it was Regions 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9. All members who are registered UDV members are eligible to nominate to fill a vacancy.

Nominations were received for Region 5 (Paul Mumford), Region 7 (Matt Gleeson) and Region 9 (Lauren Peterson). 

UDV Policy Councillors in regions 1 and 3 under the VFF constitution were ineligible to re-nominate but are now eligible to fill a casual vacancy position. No other nominations were received for regions 1 or 3.  The process of filling these nominations is still to be confirmed by UDV Policy Council. 

UDV Policy Council Announcements:


Vice President: John Versteden
Region 5: Paul Mumford
Region 7: Matt Gleeson
Region 9: Lauren Peterson

Didn’t fall vacant this year but has been filled: 
Region 8: Casual Vacancy – Janelle Fisher

2017 Conference Presentations

Copies of the presentations given at the 2017 conference by our guest speakers can be found below: