The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) recently announced the outcome of its election for Victorian Farmers Federation United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (VFF UDV) Vice-President.

VFF Returning Officer Brendan Tatham congratulated the successful candidate.

“VFF UDV Members have elected Bernie Free as vice-president of the VFF UDV,” he said.

“I congratulate Bernie Free and look forward to working with him and the wider VFF team to help deliver for dairy farmers throughout Victoria in the coming years.

“The VFF would like to acknowledge and thank all candidates for nominating for the positions and encourages them to continue to contribute to the VFF and the farming community into the future.”

Mr Free runs a dairy operation with his family in Winslow in South West Victoria, near Warrnambool.

He is passionate about advocacy and promotion of successful farming systems in agriculture.

He has been actively involved with the VFF UDV at a branch level for many years and subsequently as both deputy and acting policy councillor for the UDV Wannon Branch.