Co-operative Conversations episode 2 part 2: roundtable

1 July 2020 20:15 - 21:00


Why do some co-operatives succeed while others fail?

Join journalist Pete Lewis and our farmer panel as they discuss and explore the conditions and events that impact the rise and fall of agricultural co-operatives.

Our expert discussion panel comprises of:
  • Stuart Crosthwaite, Chairperson – Mountain Milk
  • Sean Cole, Chief Executive officer – CCW Cooperative Ltd
  • Mark Kebbell, Executive Officer – Dairy Farmers Milk Co-Operative
  • Melina Morrison, Chief Executive officer  – BCCM


Episode host – Pete Lewis

Join Pete Lewis for an inspiring interview series as he explores the journeys of some of Australia’s most interesting and successful co-operatives. Pete’s long and varied experience as a journalist specialising in agriculture will ensure he gets to the heart of the issues you want to hear about.


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