51 min

For the long haul: The co-op that's creating new opportunities for Eyre Peninsula grain growers Meet the Co-op Farmers

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Mining companies and farmers are frequently adversaries, with very different plans for the natural resources in a region. However, through the formation of a co-op, Eyre Peninsula Co-operative Bulk Handling (EPCBH), the relationship between local grain growers and mining company Iron Road is characterised by co-operation, open communication and a genuine desire to create mutually beneficial outcomes. Agricultural journalist Michael Cavanagh talks to Tim Scholz, who is a farmer in the region, as well as director and chief executive officer of EPCBH and principal of stakeholder engagement with mining company Iron Road.

In this podcast you will learn: how local grain growers and a mining company are working together to find a win-win situation, how the planned deep-water port at Cape Hardy could allow for grain and magnetite exports, and possibly even more, why co-ops give small farmers a voice and can empower them to collectively address sustainability challenges impacting their businesses and the wider community.

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Links & Resources:
Listen to all podcasts – https://coopfarming.coop/podcasts/
Read about Eyre Peninsula Co-operative Bulk Handling – the co-op that's creating new opportunities for Eyre Peninsula grain growers – https://coopfarming.coop/stories/epcbh-the-co-op-thats-creating-new-opportunities-for-eyre-peninsula-grain-growers/
Find out more about co-op farming – https://coopfarming.coop/
Subscribe to our monthly Co-operative Farming e-newsletter – https://coopfarming.coop/subscribe-to-our-newsletter
Contact the Meet the Co-op Farmers Podcast team – https://coopfarming.coop/contact/
If you or your community want to know more about setting up and running a co-op, contact the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals – https://bccm.coop/

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mining companies and farmers are frequently adversaries, with very different plans for the natural resources in a region. However, through the formation of a co-op, Eyre Peninsula Co-operative Bulk Handling (EPCBH), the relationship between local grain growers and mining company Iron Road is characterised by co-operation, open communication and a genuine desire to create mutually beneficial outcomes. Agricultural journalist Michael Cavanagh talks to Tim Scholz, who is a farmer in the region, as well as director and chief executive officer of EPCBH and principal of stakeholder engagement with mining company Iron Road.

In this podcast you will learn: how local grain growers and a mining company are working together to find a win-win situation, how the planned deep-water port at Cape Hardy could allow for grain and magnetite exports, and possibly even more, why co-ops give small farmers a voice and can empower them to collectively address sustainability challenges impacting their businesses and the wider community.

Follow Us On:
Facebook – coopfarming
Instagram – coopfarming

Links & Resources:
Listen to all podcasts – https://coopfarming.coop/podcasts/
Read about Eyre Peninsula Co-operative Bulk Handling – the co-op that's creating new opportunities for Eyre Peninsula grain growers – https://coopfarming.coop/stories/epcbh-the-co-op-thats-creating-new-opportunities-for-eyre-peninsula-grain-growers/
Find out more about co-op farming – https://coopfarming.coop/
Subscribe to our monthly Co-operative Farming e-newsletter – https://coopfarming.coop/subscribe-to-our-newsletter
Contact the Meet the Co-op Farmers Podcast team – https://coopfarming.coop/contact/
If you or your community want to know more about setting up and running a co-op, contact the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals – https://bccm.coop/

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51 min