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Biznet Breakfast - May 2019
Guest Speaker: Chris McLoghlin, Founder The Organic Mushroom Farm
2018 Australian Organic Farmer of the Year
2018 AusVeg/PMA Young Grower of the Year
2018 ABC Rural/Kondinin Group Young Farmer of the Year and recipient of Award for Excellence In Technology
Non Members: $35.00
Chris McLoghlin is the founder and director of The Organic Mushroom Farm which markets the Mycelia Organics brand of mushrooms through independent grocers and the major retailers nationally. The team includes over 150 years experience in compost and mushroom production and is the largest certified organic mushroom farming company in Australia.
Previously Chris worked in organic fresh produce and grocery supply chains and distribution, has founded online retail and hospitality businesses, and consulted for and worked in several start-ups—both food and technology related.
Chris has been a Director and co-Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia since Sept 2015 and a member of the Australian Organic Industry Working Group executive committee.
A love for good dirt inspired Chris' career in organics, observing that a limited window exists for humans to disrupt and re-organise our economic paradigm of extraction and destruction, to being one driven by custodial behaviors in symbiosis with the natural capital we depend on for survival—targeting mutually beneficial and profitable trade relationships. A fascination with technology and it's relationship to our biosphere and economic paradigm has driven a particular focus on Agtech solutions to cultural, environmental and economic problems urgently in need of addressing.
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