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Jason Stanley - Growing Organics Farm Walk

02 June 2023
Type Event Proceeding

The first in a series of 'Growing Organics' farm walks took place on the farm of Jason Stanley, Errill, Co. Laois on Friday, 2 June 2023. Jason converted to organic farming in 2011 and full organic status was achieved in May 2013.

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The Stanleys began looking at organic farming, as an option in 2010. The high cost of concentrates and labour in their intensive sheep system had become prohibitive. After careful consideration and attending a Teagasc Introduction to Organic Production course, the decision was made to take the organic option. In 2011, the farm entered conversion to organic production and full organic status was achieved in May 2013.

Jason along with his wife Grace and son Jacob have taken over the running of the farm since 2017 from his parents George & Shirley. They continue to develop the organic farming system, improving on aspects that have worked on the farm and making changes where necessary.

On the farm today there is a sheep enterprise with 400 ewes lambing in March and also a cereal enterprise growing malting seed barley, oats and beans.