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7th May 2013 @ 1:23PM
The opening session at this year's Oxford Farming Arable Conference on day one of the Cereals Event will debate whether the EU is strangling the agri-science strategy at birth.
"The discussion will be timely if the Government's announcement of its agri-tech strategy happens as is anticipated just ahead of the Cereals Event," said Richard Whitlock, the conference organiser and a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC).
16th April 2013 @ 7:05PM
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is inviting expressions of interest for three new directors to join the nine-strong team from January 2014 for a three year term to deliver the conferences from 2015-17.
14th February 2013 @ 11:07AM
A scientist, a farmer and a food chain specialist join The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) as its three new directors. Dr Tina Barsby of NIAB, Al Brooks - Farms' Manager at Waddesdon Estate and Philip Wilkinson, Executive Director at 2 Sisters Food Group will give their time voluntarily for a three year term until January 2016.
11th January 2013 @ 6:07PM
As ever the Oxford Union Debate at the Oxford Farming Conference was going to merit a full house and, from the moment that Amelia Hamer, Somerville College, President of the Oxford, Union, was ushered into the Chamber by her two bow-tied, tail-coated acolytes, a sense of drama was on the cards.
4th January 2013 @ 12:00PM
An innovative, science-based approach to feeding dairy and beef cattle has won Keenan, the feed wagon manufacturers, the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) and Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) ‘Practice with Science’ Award. Sponsored by AB Agri, the prize money totals £10,000 which Gerard Keenan says the company will invest into furthering their research into feed efficiency and carbon footprinting - two of the fundamental challenges facing meat and milk producers.
3rd January 2013 @ 12:01AM
A ground-breaking study has revealed Britain's farmers hold the key to unlocking the solutions to some of the country's bigger problems such as mass water storage, flood defence and even social care of those in need.
The report, commissioned by the Oxford Farming Conference, reflects on the wider contributions UK agriculture makes to society beyond the usual measures of GDP and food production.
21st November 2012 @ 3:59PM
Alongside the 2013 OFC research project, we are collaborating with some innovative research to find out what people in the UK think and feel about farming. We would welcome your experiences.
19th October 2012 @ 4:27PM
The hidden contribution UK farming makes to society is to be evaluated for the first time in a ground-breaking piece of research commissioned by the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC).
The work, which is being undertaken by Dr Peter Carruthers of Vision 37 Ltd and Professor Michael Winter, Professor & Director of the Centre for Rural Policy Research at the University of Exeter aims to establish the extra value from UK Farming beyond the usual measures, such as GDP.
6th August 2012 @ 3:15PM
UK farming delivers great benefit to wider society. That is the belief of The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), and a newly commissioned project plans to discover what these contributions are and assess their value. The research commissioned for the next Oxford Farming Conference will be presented to delegates at the annual gathering in Oxford, which runs from 2-4 January 2013.
The research will draw on a wide range of evidence in order to identify and evaluate the full range of environmental and social values that farming delivers to the population.
19th June 2012 @ 3:24PM
Download a pdf application form or a MS Word application form now, the closing date is 7 September 2012. The winner will be presented with the award at the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference where they will be expected to present a short précis of their winning project.
23rd April 2012 @ 10:41AM
In keeping with the challenging stance of the Oxford Farming Conference to stimulate debate, the Conference will once again be hosting its open-forum sessions via the Arable Conference at the 2012 Cereals Event on 13 and 14 June 2012.
Four sessions will be run during the two days at which 20 panelists will debate some controversial topics like, is modern farming harming the countryside?, where will the new brains that farming needs come from?, do we really have the means and the will to boost productivity? and what is the depth of the impact likely from the CAP reform?
4th January 2012 @ 12:01AM
The UK should not underestimate its role as a farming nation, but it needs to focus on areas of weakness including access to natural resources. That is the message from a unique report into where global agricultural lies commissioned by the Oxford Farming Conference. The report was launched at the Conference this morning.
21st October 2011 @ 9:37AM
The winner of the 2012 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)/ Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) Practice with Science Award sponsored by AB Agri, has been won by PiGIS, a pig grading information system established in Northern Ireland (NI) by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and CAFRE.
22nd August 2011 @ 12:31PM
Who holds power in global agriculture? How will the distribution of power change in future? What does population growth in emerging markets mean for agriculture and who's best placed to exploit natural resources to produce more food? Above all, how can British farmers respond? These are amongst the topics for debate at the 2012 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) which will be held at Oxford University Examination Schools from 3-5 January 2012.
17th June 2011 @ 9:40AM
Market volatility is more preferable to a static market argued Openfield Chairman and farmer, Richard Beldam. Mr Beldam was one of the panellists in the jam-packed Oxford Farming Conference 'CAP and volatility' debates at the Cereals Event earlier this week. He said that if markets had remained static he would still only be getting £92/tonne for his wheat.