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Daniel Meade

Nuffield Australia 2017 Scholarship winner


Daniel Meade, from Garvoc (near Warrnambool) in Victoria, receives a 2017 Nuffield Scholarship supported by the William Buckland Foundation.

He will investigate engagement with farmers by agricultural organisations.

He plans to closely examine the most successful agricultural bodies in the world and the learning opportunities that may apply to the Australian agriculture context as a result.

Daniel is married to Micheala and they have three children, Seamus and Ailish and Cassidy, allunder the age of four years old. Daniel and Micheala farm at Boonderoo Pastoral Kolora, where they milk 300 cows and also operate a calf rearing business based at Diamond Downs, Garvoc.

Daniel hopes his research will be particularly pertinent to achieving more representative Australian agricultural policies that benefit the broader agricultural industry, as well as the many communities that rely heavily on agriculture in our country. Mr Meade has the view that farmers should have the opportunity to be heard on matters relevant to their industry and their livelihood.

“My report will be available to all the industry bodies in Australia to help them learn how other countries succeed in this area,” Daniel says.

“If even a small percentage of my findings can result in some farmers earning an improved income, fairer contracts, or better conditions, this then flows on to their rural communities to benefit more broadly.  I would be truly delighted with this kind of success.”

Daniel has been an Associate Board Member with WestVic Dairy and currently serves as a Local Government Councillor with Moyne Shire.  He plans to use his Nuffield Scholarship experience to continue to represent local farmers, and their rural communities, and to help them succeed in their industry and beyond.

Daniel plans to travel to the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, China, Canada and New Zealand.


Location: Garvoc, Victoria
Mobile: 0417 896 138
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