Co-operative Conversations episode 8 part 1: interview
30 September 2020 18:30 - 19:15
A conversation with Emma Robinson, Beef Collaboration Project Inc
North Queensland-based Emma is passionate about family farming, beef and business models. She believes the co-operative business model can help future proof the family farm and she is on a mission to make it work, via the Beef Collaboration Project Inc. Pete Lewis talks to Emma about her strategy for building producer membership and providing scalable opportunities in the bush.
After many years of studying business models and looking at agricultural practice around the world, the inspiring new-generation farmer believes successful farming is all about building relationships, collaborating – and becoming price makers not takers. Listen to her fascinating journey spreading the word about collaboration in farming and how much it can benefit agriculture and the economy. Establishing a co-op is not the easiest road to take. Emma has some excellent insights into the reality of setting up co-operative, what’s involved in acquiring members, and why she is so committed to the model. If you want to understand the steps to setting up a Co-op from the ground up, this is one interview you will find valuable.
Episode host – Pete Lewis
Join Pete Lewis for an inspiring interview series as he explores the journeys of some of Australia’s most interesting and successful co-operatives. Pete’s long and varied experience as a journalist specialising in agriculture will ensure he gets to the heart of the issues you want to hear about.