John Pawsey – East Anglia
John is a fourth generation farmer from Suffolk. The farm is mixed, with 645 hectares of arable land and 500 New Zealand Romney sheep. John also farms an additional 650 hectares for neighbouring farmers under farm management contracts - all the farms are managed organically. As well as the NFU Organic Forum, he is a Director of Organic Arable, a member of IFOAM UK Group and a member of the Soil Association Farmer and Grower Board. In addition, John is a former Chair of the Suffolk Farming and Wildlife Group and the Suffolk Preservation Society’s Farming and Countryside Group.
Diversifications on the farm include a HLS Scheme running to 2023 majoring on landscape restoration and access as well as commercial and building rentals on former Lavenham Airfield. The farm has a photovoltaic array and two wood chip boilers.
John has been involved on the National Farmers Union Organic Forum since 2008 representing organic combinable crop farmers.