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 third 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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Empowering co-ops in agriculture: Syndex’s journey of bridging tradition and technology

Rural journalist Michael Cavanagh speaks to Kate Hage, Australian country manager for Syndex.

The co-op difference: Empowering farmers and communities together

The co-operative difference informs and strengthens the business strategy of the co-ops and mutuals executive coach Stephen Shepherd of AltusQ works with.

Co-operation – it’s the Terang way

Terang Co-op’s Kevin Ford reflects on the co-op ahead, explaining how the co-operative difference informs every decision at Terang Co-op.

From the west to the world: Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative

WA is home to Australia’s largest fishery, Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative, a full-service operation taking its members’ daily catch of western rock lobsters and transporting them around the globe.

The Lockyer Valley: Feeding Australia

Michael Cavanagh sat down with Colin Dorber, the driving force behind the co-op and a man committed to the future prosperity of the Lockyer Valley region.

The Casino Food Co-op: Putting people before profits

Discover how The Casino Food Co-op’s people-first philosophy has allowed them to support their community through this traumatic event.

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.

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