The Conference relies upon the support and generosity of many organisations that are central to the well being of UK Agriculture. The Chairman and Directors of the Oxford Farming Conference wish to thank the following Patrons for their continued support.
We create chemistry. Our Crop Protection division is a leading innovator of solutions that support growers to optimise agricultural production, improve their business efficiency and enhance the quality of life for a growing world population.
We are the UK's leading provider of innovative crop protection solutions from seed to harvest and beyond, supporting UK farmers and sustainable food production.
As an innovative and research-based company we are committed to providing our customers efficient and tailor-made solutions and pioneering new product development.
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CF Fertilisers is the new name for GrowHow UK. Our UK manufacturing sites at Ince and Billingham produce Nitram - the original and leading brand of high quality Ammonium Nitrate packaged in our distinctive blue bags that farmers know and trust.
At the Ince manufacturing complex we also produce true granular compound fertilisers with and without Sulphur that give the best nutrient distribution for yield and quality. All our fertiliser products are backed up by a commitment to research and development with regional advice and services to help British farmers achieve the great results and best practice in crop nutrition.
CF Fertilisers are committed to safety and the environment and continue to invest to achieve efficient energy use and best environmental practices.
Clydesdale Bank has a dedicated team of Agribusiness specialists who have hands-on experience of the agricultural and rural business sectors, and a wealth of local knowledge and understanding. Our customers are allocated a relationship manager who will work with them, and can utilise the expertise of our team of specialists when needed. Located within our national network, our Agribusiness teams can help with a variety of financial requirements – and because decisions are made locally, results are faster.
ForFarmers is Europe's market leading livestock feed manufacturer, with sales of 8.5 million tonnes per annum. In the UK, the ForFarmers portfolio of high performing products includes compound feeds from our 12 mills, blended feeds from 7 strategically placed plants, an extensive range of co-products and liquid feeds sourced from the human food and bio ethanol sectors, premixes and straights for the home mix market and forage products. With national coverage across all species groups, ForFarmers is helping livestock producers to build long term, sustainable, profitable businesses.
Hutchinson’s objective is to provide the highest standards of independent agronomic advice to farmers and growers together with the efficient supply of a complete range of agronomic inputs. The business has grown to become a leading national agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company.
At JCB, we’re constantly creating innovative machinery that responds to the ever-changing needs of farmers and contractors. Machinery that’s powerful, fast, durable and efficient. Machinery that provides value for money through high residuals. And machinery that’s backed by the best service and parts network around. We call this approach “Redefining Productivity”. You might call it increasing profitability. For more information, visit www.jcb.com or www.facebook.com/JCBAg
Strutt & Parker is one of the largest property partnerships in the UK, offering services and professional support in all aspects of property and land. The farming team is made up of more than 35 experts throughout the UK, making us one of the largest groups of our kind. With many of our people from farming backgrounds our farm management team comes with a real understanding of the issues facing today's agricultural community. Our farming service is tailored so that clients can come to us for as much or as little assistance as they wish, whether agronomy and crop management, day-to-day management and running of the farm or help with finding a new farm manager and dealing with the whole recruitment process.
Yara is the only fertilizer company able to supply all plant nutrient needs. Our crop knowledge, product combinations and in-field expertise has been developed to help farmers match nutrient requirement to crop need with minimal environmental impact. Committed to improving nutrient use efficiency, and raising agricultural productivity to meet the growing global demand for food.
Yara – your first choice for high quality, low carbon footprint, N2O abated ammonium nitrate and compound brands, Chafer liquids and YaraVita foliar micronutrients, supported by agronomic advice, innovative precision farming decision tools, Apps and analytical laboratory services.