NFU Organic Forum on-farm event – at Shimpling Park Farm
Date: 8 May 2018 Location: Bury St Edmunds
The NFU Organic Forum is hosting a series of free on-farm events, open to both conventional and organic farmers. These events offer a great opportunity to explore different production systems and gain a better understanding of organics; whether you are interested in adopting organic practices, or even taking a more biological approach in a non-organic farming situation. Find out more here – https://www.nfuonline.com/sectors/organics/organics-news/gain-a-wealth-of-insight-within-your-sector/
Each day includes lunch, a tour of the host farm, access to leading industry speakers as well as panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
John Pawsey is a fourth generation farmer from Suffolk. The organic farm is mixed with 650 hectares of arable land and 500 sheep. John also organically farms an additional 650 hectares for neighbouring farmers under farm management contracts. He is a member of IFOAM UK Group, NFU Combinable Crops Board, and NFU Organic Forum. He is also a former Director of Organic Arable, and a former member of the Soil Association Farmer and Grower Board. Diversification on the farm includes a HLS Scheme, commercial and domestic rentals, and various renewable energy projects including a photovoltaic array and three wood chip boilers.