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Ask an expert: How do you maintain member engagement?

Ask an expert: How do you maintain member engagement?

Member motivation flagging? It’s been a long year and many of our farmer groups are finding it challenging to keep members, particularly volunteers, engaged. This month, we hear from Deb Bogenhuber, ecologist, slow food proponent and co-founder and Executive Officer...

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Co-op training a new generation of beekeepers

Glenda Holowaty of The Australian Beekeepers Cooperative Limited explains how the co-op members are a part of a new beekeeper’s journey: fostering an interest in all things bees, presenting beekeeping as a possible livelihood if chosen, and teaching our young...

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Ask an expert

This month we ask Sam Byrne, Secretary of The Co-op Federation: Why choose a co-operative structure for the next stage of our farming collaboration? Collaboration can deliver substantial benefits for farmers all along the agricultural supply chain. Sharing farm...

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Staying positive during COVID-19

By Professor Robin Stonecash “There is power in collaboration and cooperation.” In February this year, I was talking to someone whose property had survived the bushfires. They said they survived fires and floods – it couldn’t possibly get any worse – 2020 had to be...

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Win for the fin: Fair Fish scores innovation award

15 August 2018: Farming Together is celebrating with Fair Fish South Australia its win in Australia’s foremost food industry awards. The community-supported fishery model won the Outstanding Innovation trophy at the delicious magazine awards in Sydney on August 13....

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Sweet success for Kakadu plum project

10 August 2018: Farming Together celebrates the future of the Kakadu plum industry with news that one of its projects has been named a major partner in a $2.7m research initiative. Kindred Spirits Enterprises - Traditional Homeland Enterprises is among the groups...

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Bio-farming forum gets down to ground-level

25 July 2018: Get down to ground-level with compost and biological fertilisers, cover crops and integrated pest management at the annual Australian Biological Farming Conference in November. Learn how to enhance soil health, sequester carbon, curb chemical use and...

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