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.



2016 Speakers

James Withers

James Withers

Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink

Dr Pearse Lyons

Dr Pearse Lyons

Founder and President of Alltech

Rt Hon Owen Paterson

Rt Hon Owen Paterson

Member of Parliament for North Shropshire


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Take part in Oxford Farming Conference Research

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.

The Farming Stories* research is not an opinion poll, but is based on your experiences and thoughts about farming. Your experiences may be your own, but we are just as interested in your thoughts on things to do with farming that you may have heard, seen or read. Everyone’s contributions are important. So whether you are a farmer or not, please respond and help us to learn from your thoughts and experiences.

Your contribution will be anonymous and will help us better to understand what farming really means to people in the UK, and will help guide the Oxford Farming Conference's work with both the farming industry and government. The survey will not collect personal data.

To take part in the project, please click HERE or paste this link into your browser - http://eu.sensemaker-suite.com/Project/html/index.html?projectID=Farming.

The questionnaire should take about 10-20 minutes. We should be very grateful if you could reply by 14th December 2012.

*Farming Stories is being conducted by Vision 37, The Oxford Farming Conference, the University of Exeter and the University of Worcester and is not in receipt of external funding. The research on the value of farming is being kindly supported by Burges Salmon, RSPB and Volac.

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