Meet the Co-op Farmers trailer

Ever wanted to hear a story about the underdog getting ahead? Now you can in a new podcast series about Australian farmers taking their businesses from the brink of disaster to success by working together.

Featuring candid and heartwarming interviews, leading primary producers in dairy, horticulture, fishing and beef industries address some of the biggest issues facing farmers today.  This eight-episode series puts forward the solutions aimed at future-proofing family farms and talks to farmers and fishers fighting a David versus Goliath battle using the co-operative model.

Pete Lewis speaks frankly with farmers from all around Australia who are successfully using co-operative farming business models. Through their stories and real-life experiences (warts and all), you will learn how relevant and positive it can be to the farming model and farming in general, and how it literally changes lives.

Interviews with Stuart Crosthwaite (Mountain Milk Co-operative), Doriana Mangili (Sweeter Banana Co-operative), Natalie Browning (CBH Group), Rodger Long (Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative), Stephen Thandi (Oz Group), Emma Robinson (The Beef Collaboration Project), Kerry Murphy (TAFCO) and Larry McHugh (Marquis Macadamias).

Listen to the trailer

Subscribe to Meet the Co-op Farmers

Other Episodes

The birth of a new co-op
Cootamundra resident Leigh Bowden shares with Michael Cavanagh the current progress of the Cootamundra District Co-op, as well as the highs and lows involved in pioneering a co-op.
Trailer: Meet the Co-op Farmers Season 2
It's our second season and this time we're going wider and digging deeper to uncover more great stories of co-operation in regional Australia.
From paddock to plate
Transforming a defunct abattoir into the hub for a meat co-operative on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula.