D. G. Long Owner and Farm Manager
David is the owner and manager of D. G. Long, a 1,500 acre family owned farm producing pears, strawberries, arable crops and sheep. Prior to returning to run the family farm David worked for Bomfords as a Farm Coordinator, responsible for 3,000 hectares of growing and harvesting on a large salad and vegetable production unit. David has a clear focus on the business’s human resources requirements, building a strong management team and supporting the progression of seasonal staff into permanent highly skilled roles. During the seasonal peak David employs around 100 people on the farm. The protection and enhancement of the environment is also a central concern across the farming business. David also sits on the NFU National Horticulture and Potatoes Board, the Fruition Producer Organisation Board and the North Kent Internal Drainage Board.