David Johnson: Care taking the land
David Johnson farms a beef and tillage system in Redcross Co. Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland. He is a Bord Bia Quality Assured farmer and farms with his wife Paula, his parents Henry and Dorothy, and his three sons Matthew, Scott & Christopher.
David has always had sustainability on his agenda and believes that as a farmer, he is only the caretaker of the land for the next generation and personally for David he wants to leave the farm in a better condition than how he had it.
To ensure the long term sustainability of his farm David knew that he would have to be part of something that would guarantee the viability of their farm in the long run. It was for this reason that David joined the Origin Green programme.
Furthermore, technically speaking the programme provides measurable benefits for David and other farmers as it eradicates inefficiencies while reducing the environmental impact of each farm. ‘If we all become more efficient, we’re improving the environment, while also getting the most for our money, it’s a no brainer really’.