Stephen is Oz Group’s Chairman and a local businessman. He started farming as a hobby after work and on weekends when a tenant left his farmland in a derelict state. Stephen joined Oz Berries in 2005, seeing his membership as a way to be able to relax knowing that his fruit would be quality controlled, packed and marketed for him. He sees the strength of the co-op in its collective nature: that when working together local farmers can achieve better things.
Watch this in-depth interview with Stephen discussing about his unique journey into farming and co-op management, in Co-operative Conversations.