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Collaborative Farming Models

Can collaboration bring corporate performance to family farming? 

With speaker John Gladigau from Bulla Burra in South Australia we will explore different collaborative farming models and funding options. John is a third generation farmer, living and farming in the Northern Mallee region of South Australia on the 2000 ha family property purchased by his grandfather in 1956. With the family farm being only of average size and seeing the drive for efficiencies and economies of scale in the 80’s and 90’s leading to the adage of ‘get big or get out’, John’s big picture thinking and passion for agriculture led to being awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 2007 to look at alternative business models for Australian family farms. In 2009, John co-founed Bulla Burra, an innovative, collaborative farming venture. John will share his learnings on collaborative models for efficiency