Events

Browse our upcoming livestreaming events. More episodes to follow throughout July, August, September and October.

Events
Co-operative Conversations episode 3 part 1: interview
8 July 2020 Online
This is the story of a group of dedicated Aussie farmers who joined together to become the world’s largest macadamia processing company. Co-operative Conversations host and renowned agricultural journalist Pete Lewis talks to Marquis Macadamias CEO Larry McHugh about their fascinating farming journey on the far north coast of Australia, as well as their recent rebranding and consolidation experience and how they managed to add value, profitability and resilience to farm incomes with advanced food manufacturing.
Co-operative Conversations episode 3 part 2: roundtable
8 July 2020 Online
How the co-operatives add value: maximising produce and the food manufacturing supply chain. Journalist Pete Lewis and our farmer panel discuss and explore how maximising their produce into marketable products can transform producers from price takers to price makers.
Co-operative Conversations episode 4 part 1: interview
15 July 2020 Online
Despite the cyclones and the geographic isolation, Sweeter Banana has not only pioneered the lunchbox banana market, it has remained profitable by sticking together and thinking differently. Renowned agricultural journalist and host Pete Lewis talks to Doriana Mangili, Business Manager of The Sweeter Banana Cooperative.
Co-operative Conversations: episode 4 part 2: roundtable
15 July 2020 Online
One of the things a co-operative can do is unite a community or collective of producers to work together to overcome adversity. We speak with four different horticultural co-operatives about the challenges that brought them together in the first place and how they have used co-operation to mutual benefit.