OWNING YOUR CAREER IN ORGANIC FARMING
ORICoop is excited to be working with Southern Cross University to develop strong business models for organic farms, provide land for research, and enable pathways for the next generation of organic & biodynamic farmers.
Organic Farm Career Pathways
The future for organic and biodynamic farming across Australia is bright. For anyone interested in pursuing a career in Organic Agriculture – we have included some places to start or expand on your farming journey into Regenerative Agriculture. The critical piece for the organic industry to grow – is for the ‘best in class’ next generation of farmers to step forward, gain experience, and learn from those well travelled in organic farming systems.
- Regen Farming – see the latest listings for farms across the world
- Cultivate Farms – register your interest in a farm ownership pathway
- AgDraft (short term work placements)
- WWOOF (organic farm work or volunteer experience)
- National Agri Solutions – register your interest
- 3000 Acres – Read about them HERE
- Farmer Incubator – Read about them HERE
Organic Best Practice Education
Here at ORICoop, we are passionate about enabling farmers to collaborate and share their latest learnings and to see more land farmed by more people, better and more regeneratively for the long term.
We have strong partnerships with organic best practice educators, and aligned organisations doing great things towards our mission, and theirs. We keen to kick off on-farm field days, and short courses that enable farmers to tap into the deep resources of experienced organic farmers, and best practice advisors. This enables farmers to deepen their understanding of the value of healthy soils, building carbon, regenerative agriculture, of localised food systems, and post farm gate marketing strategies.
If you are interested to host an organic farm field day – you can register your interest HERE
Educators in Organic and Regenerative Agriculture include:
National Environment Centre – offering courses in Agroecology, Organic Farming, and Permaculture online and via distance education
Center for Organic Research – ongoing education and research into regenerative farming systems in Australia
RegenEducation – many practical educational opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture in Australia and beyond
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 shares her personal insights, mistakes & experiences as first generation organic farmers from the Northern Rivers.
Other Educational Opportunities:
- Biodynamic Agriculture Australia – ‘where do I start with biodynamics’ entry point
- Wollongbar TAFE – offering accredited TAFE course in organic farming
- William Anglis – food and agriculture, and how to achieve best of both worlds
- Milkwood – latest in permauculture and homesteading education
- Landcare programs – see your region
- Online Modules in Organic farming systems (US based)
If you are interested in gaining experience on organic, biodynamic or regenerative farmland opportunities, then you can register your interest HERE now. We also encourage you to become an ORICoop member – and connect directly with organic farmers in your region.
YOU are the future of the organic & biodynamic farming industry, and it’s capacity to grow! We would love to know more about your vision for the organic farming sector!
Potential Organic Land Management Opportunities on existing organic farms include:-
- Farm Manager in WA (Cropping and horticulture)
- Farm Manager in East Gippsland (Cropping, Fodder & horticulture)
- Horticulture Manager (Victoria)
- Co-farming opportunity (Victoria)
For any interested applicants we have a high expectation of trustworthiness, honesty and adherence to the National Organic Standards & Co-operative Principles. We are an organisation that believes in a fair days work = a fair days pay. And all our farms adhere to the organic standards, as per each of the farms certification, and to the fair & ethical treatment and payment of all farm workers, staff & partners.
If you are an existing organic farm owner or manager – and looking for your next generation farmer or have an opportunity for work experience then let us know so we can help you find the right person! You can promote via the Biological Journal – we also have a growing network of keen farmers Australia wide. You can send us details of your farm opportunity HERE.