Professor Carlo Leifert, director of Southern Cross University’s Centre for Organics Research, talks about the need to attract young people into organic farming. The future for organic farming is bright, explains Professor Leifert, and the sector needs people from a wide variety of backgrounds – including social sciences, biology and even medicine – who can contribute to this agricultural revolution.

Educating Partnerships

Here at ORICoop, we are passionate about bringing people together, to see more land, farmed by more people, more organically & regeneratively.

To this end, we have many partnerships with educators, and partner organisations doing great things towards our mission, and theirs. In 2019, we are looking forward to on-farm days, and education/courses that we promote to our farmer members and the wider public – to enable our farmers to deepen their understanding of the value of healthy soils, carbon, regenerative agriculture, of localised food systems, and post farm gate marketing.

We look forward to working with you towards this goal!

Educational Partners include:

National Environment Centre – offering courses in Agroecology, Organic Farming, and Permaculture online and via distance education
AgTalent – practical work & educational opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture
The Business of Permaculture Completed a permaculture course, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm? But no practical knowledge of what is required to run a successful farm? This course has been developed for those interested in beginning a career in Organic Farming. The course is focussed entirely on the business aspect of farming, as this is where many farms fail. Sheia & Isaac share their personal insights, mistakes & experiences as first generation organic farmers from the Northern Rivers.

Biodynamic Agriculture Australia
Wollongbar TAFE
– offering TAFE course in organic farming
Center for Organic Research
William Anglis

Landcare programs see your region