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Producers are at the heart of what we do

Meet some of the passionate producers in our current Ideas Program cohort

“We wouldn’t be here without the guidance and coaching we received from Farmers2Founders. The expertise and level of support we received really blew us away." 


Penny Schulz & Jo Williams

Ideas Program Graduates

Want to understand what the Ideas Program is all about?

Read about Penny Schulz and Jo Williams journey here 

Meet out 2019 cohort


Gaethan Cutri entered the program with the goal to build an app that he hopes to improve the efficiency, productivity and accuracy of his fruit pickers

Learn more about Gaethan's journey here


Margaret Wilson Margaret has an organic tea plantation and produces unique products from her tea trees.



Learn more about Margaret's journey here. 


Sara and Cheryl are the co-founders and managers of Gippsland Pearls, who grow gourmet mushrooms and produce escargot caviar from their snail farm.


Jodie Lawless and Kirsty Board developed BOXD- a new sales platform for farmers that would promote direct sales between producers and consumers.


Marian McGann joined the program to work on her existing app- My Pocket Mate- Stock Keeper. 

Will Hooke is developing a cost-effective “techno grazing” management system designed to increase stock performance without infringing on animal welfare or the environment.  

 Chris Delahunty is developing a record keeping tool to compare yield forecasts, nitrogen decisions and end yield, to provide farmers and agronomists with deeper insights. 

Clint Ledgard's initial idea was to incorporate machine vision technology into pruning equipment by assisting operators to recognise posts and cordons.

Scott and Rachael Messenger came into the program to develop a new zero drift recycle vineyard sprayer. 


Penny and Jo were dissatisfied with a fragmented livestock marketing system and were keen to find a solution that suited the needs of producers and stock agents.

Farmers2Founders (F2F) is a world-first innovation program tailored to producers that equips them to act as frontline innovators and supports them to develop entrepreneurship & technology capabilities, so they can solve critical industry challenges.

Along side our industry partners we aim to find and support Australian producers to bring bold new ideas to the industry, here are some of our current cohort benefiting from the program... 

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