John Pawsey is a fourth generation farmer from Suffolk and is a Director of Shimpling Park Farms Limited. The farm is mixed with 650 hectares of arable land and 1,000 New Zealand Romney breeding ewes on Hanslope series chalky boulder clay. John also farms an additional 980 hectares for neighbouring farmers under farm management contracts. All the farms are managed organically with the first farm being converted to organic production in 1999. Crops grown on the farm feature an array of legumes, cereals ranging from oats to spelt as well as some speciality crops including quinoa and buckwheat. Diversifications on the farm include a HLS Scheme, commercial and domestic rentals and various renewable energy projects including a photovoltaic array and 3 wood chip boilers. Since 2016 John became the sole UK and Eire distributor for System Cameleon which is an innovative sowing and inter-row sowing/hoeing system primarily designed for biological farming systems made by the Swedish company Gothia Redskap.
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