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

Impact: Co-operatives in Northern Rivers

SGS Economics & Planning has broadly estimated the contributions that the Agribusiness subsector makes to the Northern Rivers (NSW) economy on an annual basis.

2022 Queensland and NSW floods crisis

Co-ops and mutuals are well placed to contribute to the immediate emergency response and the longer recovery effort for impacted communities.

Blueprint for Australia

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