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Love thy Neighbour: Neighbouring farmers joining forces
December 3, 2020@7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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How sharing knowledge and resources, can improve decision making and yield better results.
Hear the stories of neighboring farmers who have collaborated to achieve greater performance and profitability.
Stories include how regenerative farmer, director and actor, Rachel Ward and neighbor Mick Green joined their herds together and started cell grazing.
RACHEL WARD, FARMER AND ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR
Two years ago Rachel joined her herd with her neighbour and stopped drenching, applying any chemical fertilisers or biocides and began cell grazing.
Rachel Ward is a former actress who starred in CBS’s biggest rating mini-series ever, The Thornbirds and the films, Against All Odds, Sharkey’s Machine with and Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award 3 times and is an award-winning director. She is currently combining her knowledge of film and 30 years of beef production to explain her passion for regenerative farming with a new documentary
MICK GREEN, FARMER
Former boilermaker and welder, Mick took over his father’s role of manager on Rachel and Bryan’s farm next door in 2010. He has completed Joel Salatin mentoring sessions.
GLEN CHAPMAN, CEO OF SOUTHERN BLUE REGENERATIVE
Glen Chapman has been working in regenerative farming for over 20 years and is an accredited Holistic Management Field Professional with the Savory Institute. As well as having worked with leading consulting firms as a trainer and facilitator, he has travelled internationally researching regenerative farming practices and brings this knowledge and his varied strategic business management experience to Southern Blue Regenerative, helping farmers improve their businesses and lives. Along with training, educating and sharing his passion for regenerative agriculture, he and his wife run Tarinore Farm near Armidale on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, applying the principles themselves, and selling Beef and Lamb to the local region.
LORRAINE GORDON, FARMING TOGETHER DIRECTOR AND BEEF PRODUCER
Lorraine Gordon is a beef producer from Ebor in NSW. She has had an extensive career in agricultural leadership. She is a former NSW Rural Woman of the Year and CEO of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Mid North Coast.
The co-initiator of the successful Ebor Beef Co-operative, she has presided on the Small Business Review Panel of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Board of Studies at the University of New England, Charles Sturt University’s Consultative Committee and three regional tourism boards (New England North West, South Coast, Mid North Coast).
Previous positions have included Business Finance Manager and Regional Agribusiness Manager with Westpac Bank, Director of the Graduate Network of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and Executive Director of Economic Security for Women. She is also a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and was an award winner in the 2002 Telstra Business Women’s Award.
Her qualifications include advanced diplomas in corporate governance, tourism and agriculture, and an MBA from UNE majoring in project management. Lorraine is currently completing her PhD in ecological economics (grazing systems in northern NSW) through UNE.
Lorraine was awarded the 2018 Rural Community Leader of the Year for Australia and was a 2019 finalist for Australian of the Year for her work with farmers.
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