Enter the £10,000 OFC/RASE Practice with Science Award

Enter the £10,000 OFC/RASE Practice with Science Award

Nominate the best farm science or innovation. Winning nominee attends the 2017 OFC. Winning project receives £10k. click here to enter the 2016 OFC/RASE Practice with Science Award.


OFC Research

OFC Research

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

2016 - Entrepreneurship: A kiss of life for the UK farming sector? sponsored by Burges Salmon.

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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The Oxford Farming Conference has been held in Oxford for over 70 years and has established a reputation for strong debate and exceptional speakers. The Conference is held in the stunning, historic surroundings of the Oxford University Colleges and is regarded by the many regular delegates as 'THE way to kick-start the New Year'.