President – Phil Emms
Phil is a regenerative beef operator of 1,500 acres in the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland. Phil is proud to have established wildlife corridors and trees for conservation. Phil hopes Australia will make the right decisions for the Australia's farming future and conservation for all Australians. As a registered builder, founded Shed Boss and Garage World by licensing 65 small business franchises throughout Australia and New Zealand. Founding member of Shed Safe under the auspices of the Australian Steel Institute.Passionate about regenerative farming and that Australia makes the right choices for the long term benefit of our Country.
Vice President – Geoff Onus BSc
Land Management business owner
Geoff works on several farms throughout North Queensland, undertaking general improvement and enhancement works in non-productive areas within the property. Born and bred on the land and live to improve the Australian landscape from degrading processes including, erosion,weed invasion, land clearing and poor water quality.
Carolyn Emms – SecretaryNow farming Beef in Nth Qld of 1500 acres Carolyn is passionate about the land and Australia’s future farming. She set up business systems for small business outlets in Australia and NZ (with Phil) for the building industry. Carolyn has empathy for Australia’s fragile ancient eco-systems, and aussie farmers, who have been affected by drought. After going through the Ash Wednesday fires, the summer fires were worse (and dryer). We love the land, Australia our Country. We set aside land for wildlife, for Cassowary Conservation for our Region. Passionate about Australia’s landscape health for Australia’s bio-diversity, water cycle and Australia’s choices from now on.
Bio-dynamic and syntropic Farmer and Educator. The farm has been certified bio-dynamic for 16 years. Adam has spent the last 15 years travelling around Australia running workshops, and supporting farmers to move towards regenerative farming practices that benefit family, farm and the long term health of the land. Adam is proud that the Atherton Farm Co Op, provides local people with local organic food at a fair price which helps producers get reasonable returns for their products.