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9 December 2016: Farming Together was named as a good example of collaboration at the opening of the Centre for Organics Research yesterday.

The new centre is a new collaboration between Southern Cross University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, which will contribute $2m, to be matched by the university, over five years.

University Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker said: “The Centre for Organics Research will build on Australia’s reputation for food safety, security and export to key markets world-wide. It is also of great relevance to our region. It complements the work under way at our Lismore campus hosting the $13.8 million federal government Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot program which is providing Australian farmers with knowledge and skills to boost their returns at the farm gate.”

Photo: (from left) Director, Office of Research, Steve Williams, Lorraine Gordon director Farming Together, Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Geraldine Mackenzie,  NSW DPI Chief Scientist Dr Phil Wright, associate professor Terry Rose and Professor Graham King, Director Southern Cross Plant Science