Co-operative Farming

Future-proofing Aussie Farmers

Co-operative Farming is a program to help farmers, fishers and foresters set up and run new co-operatives and to assist existing agricultural co-ops to scale and grow sustainably.

Co-operative Farming is a one-stop resource hub for primary producers to find out more about how co-operatives can help them run sustainable and successful farm businesses.

Visit the website to discover the self-help tools for setting up and raising funding for a co-operative. Browse the suite of self-paced modules and read case studies about real life agricultural co-ops.

Co-op farming services include the Advisory Hotline, the Farm Co-op Mentoring Program, Co-op Conversations webinar series, Co-op Foundations online training modules and Meet the Co-op Farmers podcast series.

Fightback Farmers – feeding Australia Together is a one-hour ABC 1 documentary funded by Co-operative Farming. View it on demand on ABC iView.

The Co-operative Farming: Blueprint for future proofing Aussie farmers report is a comprehensive study of agricultural co-operatives in Australia with recommendations for expanding the sector.

Co-operative Farming was supported by $2.5 million in Commonwealth funding through the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.

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Meet the Co-op Farmers Podcast series

Featuring leading primary producers, Meet the Co-op Farmers addresses some of the biggest issues in farming and put forward solutions aimed at future-proofing Australian family farms.Cakeur dentiatium...
Happy Farmer Feeding Calves At Sunrise With Stunning Landscape

Co-operative Conversations – the livestream series

We speak with farmers who are successfully using Co-operative farming business models. Hear their stories and real life experiences (warts and all).
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Online learning

Gain a foundational understanding of co-operatives and how they can increase profits, efficiency, and value of agricultural businesses.
Family with three boys walking through the barley field - watch Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together on the ABC.

ABC Documentary

Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together features local heroes showing why co-operative farming could be a solution for modern agriculture and its communities.

Find out why co-operatives are good for farmers, fishers and foresters

Latest campaigns

Community resilience and recovery

Community resilience and recovery highlights the role of co-operatives in helping communities bounce back from the 2019/20 bushfires.

Action to Empower: Social Care Mutuals

Action to Empower is our campaign to empower consumers and carers in social care markets to take back control through business model innovation.

Blueprint for Australia

Our policy guide for a sustainable economy that works in the interests of all Australians.