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Full programme details are given below.

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

15:00

AGM

The Examination Schools

 
16:00

Delegate Registration Opens

 
 

Fringe Meeting

Land Sharing - The role of trees in supporting sustainable intensification

 
 

Fringe Meeting


What is agricultural sustainability and what can science contribute?

 
 

Fringe Meeting

More for Less - Innovative technologies to deliver food security and new business opportunities for the UK

 
18:00

Chairman’s Reception for Speakers, Scholars, Patrons and Sponsors

 
18:30

Champagne Reception

at OXFORD TOWN HALL

 
19:30

Pre Conference Dinner

At Oxford Town Hall with Lord Henry Plumb as after dinner speaker.
Produce supplied by ABP and Greenvale

 
22:00

After Dinner Bar

At OXFORD TOWN HALL

Thursday 3rd January 2013

07:30

Morning Prayer

with Rev Graham Jones
at University College Chapel.

 
07:45

Clydesdale Bank Breakfast

UK and global economic outlook - impact on agriculture

 
08:45

Conference opening

Mike Gooding, Chairman

 
08:55

SESSION 1 - Politics Session


Nick Tapp, Chairman

 
09:00

Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP

Secretary of State for Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

 
09:20

Mairead McGuinness MEP

Member European Parliament, Agriculture Committee

 
09:40

Hon John Luxton

Chairman of Dairy New Zealand

 
10:00

Question Time

with the three session speakers plus Jim McLaren former NFU Scotland President and Chairman of QMS

David Hughes, Chairman

 
11:15

Coffee Break

 
11:45

The Frank Parkinson Lecture - A Changing Perspective

Mark Lynas, Environmental campaigner and author

 
12:45

Lunch

 
14:00

Introduction Video by HRH The Prince of Wales

 
 

SESSION 2 - Farming in Society

Mike Gooding, Chairman

 
14:10

Presentation of the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference Research Report

 What do UK farmers deliver to society?

Dr Peter Carruthers, MD Vision 37 and Professor Michael Winter, Professor & Director of the Centre for Rural Policy Research, Exeter University

 
14:40

What does this mean to the Consumer?

Tom Heap, BBC Presenter

 
15:00

What does this mean to the Farmer?

Ian Pigott, LEAF demonstration farmer

 
15:20

What does this mean to Society?

Matthew Taylor, CEO, RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures
and Commerce)

 
15:40

Discussion

The five speakers from this session with be joined by Julia Aglionby, Director of the National Centre for the Uplands, Newton Rigg College, for a panel discussion with questions from the floor.

 
16:10

Close and Tea

 
16:30

Scholars' Workshop

With speaker James Price, arable farmer and NABIM 2011 Milling Wheat Grower of the Year

 
18:00

Oxford Union Debate

The Motion: This house believes economies of scale in agriculture are overstated – size is not important


Proposing the Motion: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, Owner/MD The Black Farmer


Opposing the Motion: John Cameron, farmer and past, president of NFU Scotland

 
19:30

Post Debate Supper

at Christ Church

Friday 4th January 2013

07:45

The RSPB Early Bird Breakfast


Celebrating all that farming does for wildlife

 
08:45

SESSION 3 - Technology and Innovation


Adrian Ivory, Chairman

 
08:50

Pushing up average wheat yields: What can we achieve and how?


Professor Maurice Maloney, Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research 

 
09:20

Developing the right genetic stock for a different future

Mark Smith, Global Bovine Product Development & Production Director at Genus plc

 
09:50

Will precision farming change the face of UK agriculture?

Jake Freestone, Farmer and Nuffield Scholar in Precision Farming

 
10:20

Coffee Break

 
10:50

Where might science, technology and our understanding take us?

David Gardner, CEO of RASE

 
11:20

Panel Discussion

 with session speakers

 
11:45

OFC/RASE Science in Practice Award

 
12:00

Lunch

 
13:30

SESSION 4 - Inspiration and Vision


David Douglas, Chairman

 
13:40

Supply Chains

A Vision for the Future

Bill Mustoe, Chairman of First Milk

 
14:10

Managing Our Agricultural Talent

Martin Thorley, Merston Peters Recruitment Consultants

 
14:40

Finding a New Farming Paradigm

Yehuda Sprecher, Dairy Cow Housing design specialist

 
15:15

Panel Discussion

 with session speakers

 
15:30

Conference Close & Tea

 
 

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

 
19:30

Oxtail Club Dinner

at Worcester College