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Farming Together is excited to offer you the opportunity to learn more about Collaborative Business Solutions in Farming, Fishing and Forestry via its new webinar series.

Find out how collaborative business solutions can help address some of today’s biggest challenges. Working collaboratively, farmers can experience greater control of the supply chain, create economies of scale, build resilience to climate impacts, and access new markets.

Drawing from a wealth of experiences from farmers, fishers and foresters across the country, Farming Together invites you to find out how collaboration has turned challenges into opportunities. Topics include Food Hubs, Data Sharing, Neighbour Farming, and Succession Planning.

Listen, interact and have your questions answered by our guest speakers and expert panel each week. Our series of webinars will look at the variety of different collaborative business solutions, the various forms and structures they can take, provide tips for success when starting or growing a collaborative business, and the pitfalls to avoid.

This webinar is for: Anyone interested in starting or growing a collaborative business.

Webinar Series: Farming Together - Collaborative Business Models and Structures

Webinar Series Program

Webinar 1: Thursday, November 5th 2020

Dare to Share Your Data: Developing a Farmer-Driven Data Co-operative

The inaugural FREE Learning Together Live Webinar will start with a brief introduction about collaborative business models and structures by Program Manager Amanda Scott.

Data sharing arrangements allow farmers to gain access to a wider set of data to help with management decisions.

Hear from Phillip Guthrie and Chris Sounness about data sharing initiatives while at Birchip Cropping Group (BCG).

Speaker stories are followed by a Live Interactive Q&A.

Webinar 2: Thursday, November 12th 2020

Out of the box Solutions: Community supporting agriculture – agriculture building community 

Food box distribution has become increasingly popular since the COVID outbreak. But how do farmer groups get one off the ground? And which model is right for you, your collaborative partners, and your community?

Hear from two women who helped create different food box solutions which support local small scale producers and gives their community greater access to clean fair food.

Deb Bogenhuber runs Out of the Box, a Mildura-based food project which grows small-scale regenerative growers and connects them with local buyers.

Clarence Valley Food Chairperson Deb Novak acted fast during the COVID crisis to establish a delivery service of produce by Yamba Farmers market stallholders, which is maintaining sales post-pandemic.

Speaker stories are followed by a Live Interactive Q&A.

Webinar 3: Thursday, 19th November 2020

Galvanising Hidden Strengths: building community knowledge and support networks

How to build and strengthen networks

 Champions from three different farmer-driven networks share their experiences in building and strengthening farmer capacity. Through collaboration, they have been supported to achieve their goals and expand their reach.

 Speakers

DIANA FEAR, CENTRAL WEST FARMING SYSTEMS INC.

KEN DRUMMOND, STIRLING’S TO COAST

NIKI CURTIS, GGA-WA

Webinar 4: Thursday, 26th November 2020

Webinar 4: Thursday, 26th November 2020

Building Trust and the power of collective data

Learn how a group of beef producers gained each other’s trust to share data including benchmarking input and performance costs. Together they engaged experts to analyse data to build greater collective knowledge which has enhanced everyone’s performance and profitability.

Find out how a leap of faith and the right expert analysis improved everyone’s bottom line.

Speakers

ANA PIMENTA, KING ISLAND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GROUP

BILL HOFFMAN, HOFFMAN BEEF BENCHMARKING GROUP

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Webinar 5: Thursday, 3rd December 2020

Love thy Neighbour: Neighbouring farmers joining forces

How sharing knowledge and resources, can improve decision making and yield better results

Speakers

GLEN CHAPMAN, CEO OF SOUTHERN BLUE REGENERATIVE

LORRAINE GORDON, FARMING TOGETHER DIRECTOR AND GRAZIER

RACHEL WARD, FARMER AND ACTRESS, WRITER, DIRECTOR

MICK GREEN, FARMER

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Webinar 6: Thursday, 10th December 2020

Stories from Country: Indigenous Collaborative Farming

The Noongar Land Enterprise (NLE) was formed in 2014 in order to benefit from a collective approach to active land management and business enterprise development on Noongar Land.

Speakers

ALAN BEATTIE AND ORAL MCGUIRE, NOONGA LAND ENTERPRISE GROUP

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Webinar 7: Thursday, 17th December 2020

Talking about your Generation: Planning for Success in Succussion

This webinar explores different ways of approaching succession – from developing family inclusion to opening up the family farm to other collaborators and ventures.

Speakers

KATIE AND HUGH FINLAY, HARCOURT ORGANIC FARMING COOP

LORRAINE GORDON, FARMING TOGETHER DIRECTOR AND GRAZIER

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