How did some of Australia’s leading farmers, growers and producers transform their businesses and communities out of crisis by working together?


In challenging times, co-operative farming is strengthening farming businesses and communities all over Australia, giving them a competitive advantage and market power by scaling, collaborating and innovating.

In a brand new and unique livestream 10-part series, ‘Co-operative Farming’ speaks frankly with farmers who are successfully using co-operative farming business models.
Respected agricultural journalist, Pete Lewis will be interviewing primary producers who have set up or run their own successful businesses.
Through their stories and real life experiences (warts and all), you will learn how relevant and positive it can be to the farming model and farming in general, and how it literally changes lives.

If you have been considering joining, growing or starting a co-operative, this series will give you all you need to know about co-operative models from the people who have done it and are living it every day.


  • Could Co-operative Farming Future Proof Australian Farmers?
  • Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk:  The Mountain Milk Co-operative
  • Why Do Some Co-operatives Success While Others Fail
  • Bending the Rules:  The Sweeter Banana Co-operative
  • A Collective  Advantage
  • More to follow throughout July, August, September and October

Each session is followed by an interactive Q&A where you can ask the team your questions from home.