Co-operative Farming at Primex 2021

21 May 2021

Co-operative Farming’s Melina Morrison (CEO, BCCM) caught up with TNR accountant Kevin Franey at Primex 2021, Australia’s Sustainable Farming Expo, in Casino NSW.

⁠Why don’t more farmers choose the Co-op model? Michael Cavanagh found out why accountants think there are benefits of being a Co-op.

Kevin Franey, Melina Morrison, Michael Cavanagh


Join us for a live broadcast from Primex 2021 on Saturday, 22 May 2021, 12-2pm AEST, where we’ll be talking directly to farmers about their challenges and the opportunities in agriculture with a focus on how farmers control their supply chain from the paddock to the plate.

This is the grand finale of our Co-op conversations, the hugely successful live stream conversation focusing farmers who are successfully using co-operative farming business models.

Join renowned agricultural journalist Michael Cavanagh, as he talks to producers in diary, horticulture, fishing & beef. You’ll get live conversation and a birds eye view of Primex from our roving camera crew.

You’ll also hear from local MP’s, Directors and CEO’s of some of the countries most successful agriculture Co-operatives, including NORCO, Casino Food Co-op, OZ Group & Clarence River Fishing Co-op.

Farmers, fishers and foresters around the country will be able to view the broadcast from anywhere via livestream on their mobile phone or other device.

Presenter: Michael Cavanagh

Guest Speakers:

  • The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management
  • The Hon Kevin Hogan MP, Member for Page, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM
  • Michael Hampson, CEO, NORCO
  • John Seccombe, Chair, Northern Co-operative Meat Company
  • Satpal Singh Gill, Chair, OzGroup Co-op
  • Larry McHugh, CEO, Marquis Macadamias
  • Danielle Adams, GM, Clarence River Fishermen’s Co-op
  • Kevin Franey, Partner, TNR
  • Russell Mehmet, Director, Willis Tower Watson
  • Nigel Semmens, Beef Product Manager, Australian Genetics

When: Saturday, 22 May 2021, 12-2pm AEST

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