Farmers will be empowered to establish cooperatives and adopt innovative business models to boost their bargaining position in the marketplace under the Federal Government’s $13.8 million Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program.
Southern Cross University will deliver the co-operatives pilot program, delivering on the government’s commitment to promote strong but fair competition throughout the agricultural supply chain. This national pilot program is about enabling farmers to come together, whether in co-operatives or less formal collaborations, and work to improve farm gate returns. The program is hosting a national forum and farm tour on the Northern New South Wales Coast and is calling for registrations to the event. REGISTER HERE.