OFC Research

OFC Research

The OFC's flagship research has been conducted since 2009. In 2016, we will present our latest report on rural entrepreneurialism and leadership. Research links from previous years are listed below.

2015 - The Best of British farmers - what gives them the edge? sponsored by Burges Salmon, HSBC and Syngenta.

2014 - Opportunity Agriculture report in partnership with Burges Salmon, Syngenta and Volac.

2013 - Farming and Society report in partnership with Burges Salmon, RSPB and Volac.

2012 - The 'Power in Agriculture' report in partnership with Lloyds TSB, Massey Ferguson and Volac.

2011 - The value and viability of UK farming. Sponsored by Syngenta and Volac.

2010 - Where should agricultural research be focused for the future? Sponsored by BBSRC and Volac.

2009 - The perceptions of farmer amongst Britain's general public.Sponsored by Syngenta.



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