The NFU Organic Forum seeks to build a resilient, sustainable and thriving organic sector, through representing NFU organic farmer members views both externally and internally.
The forum meets regularly to discuss and review policy related to organics and provides recommendations to the relevant teams within the NFU.
For the 2022 term, the forum will be supporting organic producers through economic downturn and ensuring future farming schemes are fit for purpose
Domestic organic policy will also be on the agenda, along with net zero ambitions and potential trade opportunities.
NFU Organics Forum chair
He is enthusiastic about environmental farming, especially organic.
Andrew is currently a trustee of the Soil Association and has served full terms on the NFU Horticulture Board, LEAF board, AHDB and British Carrot Growers.
He has just retired from playing rugby for Peterborough, and is now the club president. He still skies and climbs mountains, and loves all outdoor pursuits.
NFU Organics Forum vice chair
He has been organic since 1997, farming light land. They are currently running 60 cross reds on a robot with all milk for OMSCO's antibiotic-free premium pool. In the past he has grown potatoes, carrots and onions.
Mark has enjoyed the past 23 years as he likes the feeling of working with nature not trying to beat it.
NFU Organics Forum member and NFU Dairy Board co-optee, South West
The milk is produced using no antibiotics for OMSCo’s US premium pool for export as milk fat, powder or cheeses.
Adam has recently been co-opted onto the National dairy board, has been the local NFU group chair as well as having been on the South West dairy board.
Adam has (recently) been a board member of OMSCO as well as a chairman of the membership committee and the Devon membership rep.
NFU Organics Forum member, Wales
In addition to representing NFU Cymru on the Organic Forum he also chairs the Soil Association Farmers and Growers board, and is a farmer member of the Agricultural Land Tribunal in Wales.
NFU Dairy Board co-optee, NFU Organics Forum member, and NFU North West Dairy Board member
Actively involved with LEAF, John hosts educational access visits for people with special needs and liaises with schools to deliver a presentation on food production with a focus on educating inner city areas.
John is part of the NFU’s Organic Forum and sits on the NFU North West dairy board. He also sits on the OMSCo board.
John strongly believes in succession and creating opportunities for young people to allow them to get into the dairy industry.