John is an organic farmer who completed his term as Meath County Chairman. He has represented the National Livestock Committee on IFA’s Organic Project for the last four years. He replaces Nigel Reneghan who completed his four-year term as Ulster/North Leinster Chair at the recent IFA AGM.
John runs a mixed organic farm alongside his wife and family in Fordstown, Co. Meath. He converted to organics in 2007 producing organic beef and lamb. He has most recently diversified into producing organic oats. John currently sits on the Department of Agriculture’s Organic Strategy Group and was part of the formation of the review of the organic food sector and strategy for its development 2019-2025.
John said “I see organic farming as a viable alternative for Irish family farms and organic farming will play a part in helping to achieve climate targets.”
IFA President Tim Cullinan said that the National Officers Committee appointed John because of his passion for organic farming together with his experience as an Outgoing County Chair.
“I wish John well in the role in what is an important and growing sector and want to thank Nigel for his contribution over the last four years” he said.