ADC is an event for farmers, by farmers.

Created by a group of innovative farmers as a forum to push boundaries and dairy thinking, ADC has evolved into Australia’s premier dairy event.
Strong global links and collaboration ensure delivery of a thought-provoking and challenging program designed to explore new frontiers and motivate Australian dairy farmers to think beyond the farm-gate.

Our Values

We are a volunteer driven not-for-profit organisation

Originally created by a group of pioneering farmers, today ADC is governed by a farmer-Board together with several skill-based Directors each of whom is dedicated to using the Conference to break through traditional state and industry sector boundaries.

Unique in approach, the ADC Board appoints a new farmer-based Programming Committee for each Conference, ensuring a new injection of ideas and people to create and set the agenda for discussion.

Canberra 2019 will be the 17th Australian Dairy Conference bringing the event to different corners of Australia’s dairy regions.

Our Board

The ADC Board of Directors

Ben Geard, Dairy Farmer, Broadmarsh TAS
Andrew Tyler, Dairy Farmer, Tongala VIC
Liza Fahey, Dairy Farmer, Terang VIC
Harper Kilpatrick, Dairy Farmer, Koroit VIC
Tom Acocks Dairy Farmer, Rochester VIC
Rebecca Middleton, Dairy Farmer, Meningie SA
Paul Roderick, Dairy Farmer Qld
Joanne Bills, Service Industry Representative
Richard Rawnsley, Scientific Director
Shareena Pearce, Company Secretary
Rose Philipzen, Dairy Farmer, NSW