European Dairy Farmers

ADC has a long-standing partnership agreement with the European Dairy Farmers (EDF) offering a delegate exchange opportunity to explore and learn about dairy innovation and knowledge from international counterparts.

The European Dairy Farmers follows a similar philosophy to ADC as a progressive and visionary dairy farmer body looking for inspiration offering a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge on an international level.


In 2019, ADC welcomes EDF representative Annette Van Velde with husband Ad to Canberra. Well known in Europe for their dairy practices and involvement in EDF (Annette is the Dutch national leader) and Global Dairy Farmers we welcome their attendance at our national event.

In July 2019, ADC 2019 Programming Chair Susan Wearden with husband Peter also attended EDF in Kolding, Denmark mixing with 375 delegates from 23 countries across Europe with a focus on effective communication and how to approach a rejecting society.


ADC 2018 Programming Chair Scott Fitzgerald along with wife Anna had the opportunity to attend the EDF 2018 Conference in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in late June flying the ADC flag making some great connections and taking away some valuable learnings from our European counterparts.