Co-operative Farming


Co-operative Farming is an 18-month Project designed to support farmers, fishers and foresters through the formation of new farming co-operatives and to foster the resilience and growth of developing farming co-operatives, including those formed under the Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program (Farming Together).

The Project will raise awareness about how co-operatives support farmers and fishers and agricultural industries; provide education, information and support for the formation of co-operatives in farming, fishing and forestry. Co-operative Farming is supported by a $2.5 million Australian Government Grant.

The Project includes information sessions in regional centres across all states and territories to raise awareness about how farmers, fishers and foresters can use co-operative business models to be more resilient and profitable agricultural producers. To make sure farmers and fishers have access to the best advice, skills and information on starting up and running successful co-operatives, we want to increase access to the knowledge of co-operative experts through a dedicated mentorship program.

COVID-19 and the Co-operatives Farming program

We have developed a dynamic program of interactive online forums and meet-ups to deliver Co-operative Farming through the crisis or until we can schedule field events.


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This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture, through funding from Australian Government’s Starting Farm Co-operative Program.

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