Future proofing your farm using a collaborative approach

Farming Together is excited to release our first podcast in the series, Future proofing your farm using a collaborative approach.

Growing the organic growers of tomorrow with a co-operative model is Harcourt Organic Farming Co-operative. In this first episode Amanda Scott chats to Hugh and Katie Finlay of Harcourt Organic Farming Co-operative.

Realising as they aged, they could not physically continue with all the farm work required, Katie and Hugh formed a co-operative that would not only ensure the farm’s continued productivity, it would also help mentor the next generation of farmers and offer them greater lease security. The farm includes five enterprises on site: including a dairy, orchard, market garden, fruit tree nursery and the Grow Great Fruit online teaching business.

The couple share their secrets to making it work: from negotiating watertight contracts to building community and trust among its members.

Listen to the first episode externally through our Farming Together podcast channel. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts here.

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