Wrap up of Season Two of the Farming Together podcast
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
10M ago
Karly Nimmo <karly@karlynimmo.com> 10:07 AM (25 minutes ago) to me And now we wrap up season two of Farming Together. In the first season we explored collaborative farming. The messy human stories, the process at arriving at a collaborative model, and the ways they’ve made it work. If you have any interest in starting collaborative farming – whether it be forming a new group or taking an existing one to the next level – head back into the back catalogue to the first season of Farming Together, where you’ll find find some great tips , raw truths and inspiration. One particula ..read more
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A radical share-farming model based on custodianship, not ownership
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
10M ago
This episode explores a share farming model which is radically different. Food system change-makers Kirsten Larsen and Serenity Hill reveal their ground-breaking new collaborative farming model and succession plan designed to improve ecological function, support a diverse range of small-scale businesses, and ensure security of tenure for emerging farmers. These inspirational farmers in North Eastern Victoria have established put the family farm in a trust and created an agreement which over 80 years shifts the equity of their family’s farm into a not-for-profit – conditional on improving ecol ..read more
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Family Share farming: A way to look after your parents while following your dream
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
In this episode Amanda speaks to Victorian dairy farmer Stuart Crosthwaite about the delicate situation of sharing a farm with your family. He talks about how the right succession planning strategy has given him the freedom to invest and grow the farm -- and importantly ensure his parents are well looked after ..read more
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Farm Leasing with an older mentor: a win-win solution
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
Today we speak to Gordon Williams, owner of Eastlake Farm about creating a win-win leasing agreement between generations. We chat about his lease agreement which gives him an income and a say in how the farm is run while giving his leasees a greater for they work. Key topics: Solutions to ageing on farm Importance of mentorship Passing down hard-won knowledge to the next generation ..read more
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Commitment to regeneration and respect drives share farm arrangement with young farmers
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
On this episode Amanda chats to sharefarmers Cheryl Smith from medicinal herb farm Solum Farm and young hemp farmer Hannah Navara. Together they have forged a unique sharefarm model in which labour exchange, accommodation and equipment are all factored in to a unique mutually beneficial arrangement . The farmers connected through Young Famers Connect, a not-for-profit organisation that supports pathways for young farmers. She also speaks to its co-founder and Principal co-ordinator Joel Orchard about the need for greater resources and support to achieve fairer outcomes for emerging farmers ..read more
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Teamwork makes the farm ownership dream work
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
In this episode of Farming Together host Amanda Scott talks to Andie White who enlisted the help of Sam Marwood of Cultivate Farms to turn her family’s dreams of owning a farm into a reality. Andie was among a growing number of landless farmers who could prove they were productive farmers but couldn’t quite get a foothold in the property market. She talks about how she made it happen with Cultivate Farms, which matches retiring farmers with aspiring farmers and investors. Topics covered: The vision and journey of Cultivate Farms: How do you make ownership possible for those who are not goin ..read more
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When you don't have the capital to buy a farm - the other side of share farming story
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
On the first episode of our ‘Share Farming‘ Season we explore the other side to the story of our most popular episode of Season 1: a conversation with Katie and Hugh Finlay, founders of the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op. As ageing farmers who saw they had a responsibility to nurture a future generation land stewards, Katie and Hugh finally landed on share farming as a fabulous solution. This time around have a conversation with young farmers Sas Allardice (one half of Gung Hoe Growers) and micro dairy farmer Tess Sellars, both members of the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op. With little capi ..read more
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Let's explore share farming! Welcome to season two of Farming Together
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
Welcome to the first episode of Season 2 of the Farming Together podcast. This time around we’ve narrowed our focus to the creative and resourceful world of sharefarming. After receiving a bunch of requests from farmers asking us for more stories and resources about share-farming models, we’ve decided to dedicate our upcoming season to this very topic. On the one hand, we are hearing from ageing farmers who are looking for creative succession plans that keep them living on farm while also ensuring their land stays productive and regeneratively managed. We are also hearing from a powerful eme ..read more
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Get ready for Farming Together's second season: All about share farming
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
Get ready for Farming Together’s second season: All about share farming Thanks for coming along with us on the Season 1 journey of the Farming Together podcast. We’re pleased to say, it’s by no means over. After receiving a bunch of requests from farmers asking us for more stories and resources about share-farming models, we’ve decided to dedicate our upcoming season to this very topic. On the one hand, we are hearing from ageing farmers who are looking for creative succession plans that keep them living on farm while also ensuring their land stays productive and regeneratively managed. We ..read more
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Food Next Door with Deb Bogenhuber
Farming Together
by Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
1y ago
Today Amanda speaks with Deb Bogenhuber, ecologist, slow food proponent and co-founder and Executive Officer of Food Next Door Co-op and Out Of The Box. As a multi-stakeholder enterprise, the group engages of new migrant farmers, consumers and volunteers. Committed to nourishing its people as much as the land, Deb says the group keeps up engagement by focusing on communication, listening, and giving decision-making agency to members. Key conversation points: Principles of fairness for growers Building community: A social enterprise that supports new migrant partners Improving the environmen ..read more
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