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Hale River Holdings

Husband-and-wife team Tim and Emily Edmunds approach their business, Hale River Holdings, by first understanding the land, then reinvesting in it for future generations.

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Workers at Hussey and Co

Hussey and Co.

While coronavirus has seen the food service market decline sharply, Jeremy Haw says it’s been a blessing of sorts, giving him a moment to catch his breath after years of strong growth, and allowing him to think about where his next opportunity might come from.

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Mark and Merridee Schilling in front of agricultural machine

Schilling and Co. 

Yorke Peninsula farmers Mark and Merridee Schilling have looked to business diversification as a way to secure their family’s future, by creating a number of successful offshoots to their cropping operation, which they can choose to scale up or down, or sell as it suits them.

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Dean Grant sitting outside premises

Urban Hand Sanitiser

Publican and craft brewer Dean Grant called in 32 years’ worth of favours to keep his business running and staff employed in the face of coronavirus, switching from beer to hand sanitiser.

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Piccolo staff in front of kombi van

Piccolo Family

The Piccolo family of Griffith run a café by day and a fine dining restaurant by night, using produce and products from the local region. Or at least they did, before coronavirus.

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Jon van Grinsen's team on thier premises

Jon van Grinsven

When eat-in dining was taken off the menu due to coronavirus, Queensland restaurateur Jon van Grinsven had to work fast to re-think his business approach – and he was so successful that his new take-away option will be kept even when his restaurants re-open.

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Children participating in outdoor education activity

Outdoor Education Group

Outdoor Education Group (OEG) runs about 300 programs for 50,000 students at schools across Australia. When coronavirus hit, almost every booking was cancelled or postponed, leaving the business with no work for staff and no income to pay them ahead of the Federal Government’s JobKeeper scheme payments.

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Man baking abalone in an industrial oven

Candy Abalone

Substantial early investment in branding, marketing, and intentionally Australian packaging, catapulted Candy Abalone into a very discerning Chinese market.

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Tattykeel

Tattykeel 

Innovation has ensured the success of the Gilmore family’s sheep breeding operation.

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Pacific Reef Fisheries

V&HA Hayes

The Hayes family have designed machinery tough enough for Western Australia’s conditions.

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Pasture Genetics

Pasture Genetics

Modern technology has helped these seed producers create a top-quality product that’s in high demand.

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Glenridge Park

Glenridge Park

Innovative WA stock farmers Dave and Lyn Slade have made the most of changing weather conditions.

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Hansen Orchards

Hansen Orchards

State-of-the-art materials have helped these innovative fruit producers maximise their crops.

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Malarga Grazing

Malarga Grazing

Stock farmers use research and development to solve a question that has beef producers puzzled.

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Dornauf Dairies

Dornauf Dairies

Australia’s first robotic dairy has raised the bar for milk producers around the country.

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Coola Station

Expansion and diversification pave the way to long-term success at the Ellis family’s livestock farm.

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Withnell Dairies

Withnell Dairies

Automation and computerisation keeps the company on the cutting edge of dairy farming.

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Doolin Farming

Advanced irrigation systems allow the Doolin family greater control of their own production.

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Andrew Peace standing in front of vineyard

Andrew Peace wines

Thinking outside the box has helped a Victorian wine producer lift production to more than a million cases.

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