Organic Farming (Environment)
Paul and Julie Osborne converted to organic milk production in 1996. They currently farm a 150 acre council farm in Wiltshire and are looking to increase cow numbers from 110 to 120 with the help of Triodos Bank finance.
Organic agriculture recognises the relationship between our environment, our health and the food we eat. As well as high animal welfare standards, organics avoids the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers and helps to revitalize the earth. And, because organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming, it means a smaller carbon footprint for the environment. Lending in this sector varies from dairy and meat, to forestry and fruit.