December 30, 2020

Co-operative Foundations

Co-operative Foundations Online Learning Modules The Co-operative Foundations Learning Modules have been developed to provide farmers, fishers and foresters with a foundational understanding of co-operatives and how working together in a co-op can increase the profits, efficiency, and value of participating businesses and the agricultural sector as a whole. The series of 6 modules are […]

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Sweeter Banana Co-op

The Sweeter Banana co-operative was formed by a group of growers in 1993. The idea was to develop a recognisable brand so that Perth consumers could identify and purchase their banana of choice, the Carnarvon Sweeter Banana. The co-operative is owned and operated by 25 farmers all on family run farms on the banks of

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Food Next Door

Food Next Door matches under-utilised farmland with landless farmers to support small-scale regenerative farming, growing diverse crops and engaging people from diverse backgrounds to supply food to local households. In 2017 and 2018, Farming Together funded this co-operative to assist in establishing the Out of the Box initiative which supplies local consumers with fresh, local, organically

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Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op

Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op (HOFC) is a collaboration of diverse organic farmers who lease land on a single farm in Harcourt and collectively market and sell their produce. They are passionate about learning their craft, feeding our community, and making direct and meaningful connections with their customers. Farming Together helped HOFC with their business model

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Bulla Burra Farms

https://youtu.be/8R4MvmmJpMIBulla Burra Farms is a collaborative family farm formed in 2009 by the joining of two family farms owned by the Gladigau and Schaefer families in the Alawoona / Loxton region of South Australia. Since that time, it has expanded to be producing wheat, barley, canola, chickpeas, lupins, lentils, field peas and canola on 11,000

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Clarence Valley Food Inc

Clarence Valley Food Inc. is all about the Clarence Valley agri-food economy. Our region is uniquely positioned between Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour and is the food jewel of the North Coast crown. The Clarence Valley is the eastern gateway to Australia’s food bowl. Through collaboration, networking, events, leadership and education our priority is to

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Mountain Milk Co-operative

Mountain Milk Co-operative is proud to be amongst the leading dairy farmers in Australia. They prioritise caring for their animals, soils and waterways because these combine to create their great tasting and healthy dairy products. Mountain Milk is a true cooperative that is run by families. They collaborate, innovate and educate so they can continually

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Land to Market

Land to Market

Land to Market is the first (farmer-driven market transformation) program in this country to identify and address the need and emerging demand for ecological outcomes verification. Land to Market Australia grew out of the Australian Holistic Management Cooperative Project, made possible by support from the Australian Government’s Farming Together program. The Land to Market program is differentiated

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Rachel Ward

Eastbourne and Bundalong

Eastbourne and Bundalong are two neighbouring farmers who joined forces to improve conditions for the land, the cattle and themselves. Eastbourne, owned by Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown and Bundalong, owned by Mick Green, operate under an informal arrangement so that regenerative agricultural practices can be effectively implemented. You can learn more about their story

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Moffat Falls

Moffat Falls is dedicated to regenerating landscapes and communities, and further hopes to encourage and support others who are interested in learning regenerative principles. Regenerative agriculture has emerged as an umbrella term for any agricultural activity that restores and enhances holistic, resilient living systems. Whilst sustainable systems must maintain productivity, regenerative systems go a step

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Starting Farm Co-operatives Program

Location National Key Partner Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Collaborators Farmers, fishers and foresters across Australia Farming systems groups, industry groups and rural community support organisations Independent expert advisors Key Points In 2019, the Federal Government provided funding to the Farming Together Program to continue working with farmers, fishers and foresters by creating

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