Meet the Co-op Farmers

Co-operative Farming Podcast

Welcome back to the podcast series from the farming front line. Meet the Co-op Farmers. 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. We’ll not only be talking to the farmers, fishers and foresters who put the food on our table and get the wood to the mill. We’re going to look at what’s driving a rediscovery and take up of this tried and tested model of doing business together. Along the way, you’ll meet people across our rural communities working together to overcome disasters and crisis and plan for a better future. It’s truly inspiring.

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Summerland: Banking the Northern Rivers community through thick and thin

Discover why member-owned banks are an important part of the Co-operative Farming family, how Summerland’s co-operative values have informed its flood response and why Summerland is optimistic about the future.

From closed and condemned to thriving co-op

Rural journalist Michael Cavanagh caught up with the Sea Lake Hotel Co-operative Limited’s chair, John Clohesy and secretary, Alison McClelland.

For the long haul: The co-op that’s creating new opportunities for Eyre Peninsula grain growers

Michael Cavanagh talks to Tim Scholz, farmer and director and chief executive officer of EPCBH and principal of stakeholder engagement with mining company Iron Road.

The co-op connecting everyday Australians to the renewable energy revolution

Rural journalist Michael Cavanagh talks to Peter Fraser, President of Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G) and board member of Goulburn Community Energy Co-op.

Meet the bank with a big heart for farmers and farming

Rural journalist Michael Cavanagh talks with Rabobank’s Marc Oostdijk to find more about this bank with a big heart for farming and farmers.

Is this Australia’s most co-operative town?

One of Australia’s longest-running co-operatives, the Killarney Co-op, serves the residents of the Queensland town of Warwick and its surrounds.

From paddock to plate

Transforming a defunct abattoir into the hub for a meat co-operative on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula.

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.

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