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2015 Videos

On this page, you can find Videos from the 2015 Oxford Farming Conference. Click on a Video Thumbnail below to view a particular video.

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Session 1: Politics

 
 

Conference opening

Richard Whitlock 2015 Chairman

 
 

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

Defra Secretary of State

 
 

Huw Irranca-Davies MP

Shadow Minister of State for the Rural Economy, Food and Farming

 
 

Stuart Agnew MEP

UKIP Agricultural Spokesman

 
 

Richard Lochhead MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Scottish Government

 
 

George Eustice MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

 
 
 
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Frank Parkinson Lecture

 
 

Lord John Krebs

Principal, Jesus College, Oxford

 
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Session 2: Championing the Supply Chain

 
 

Session Intro

Gordon Whiteford

 
 

Are shorter supply chains really benefitting farmers?

Laurence Olins, Chairman of Poupart Ltd

 
 

Processing locally for global consumption

Paul Vernon, Chief Executive, Glanbia

 
 

How does the UK retail scene look against the rest of the world?

Professor Martin Hingley, Lincoln University

 
 
 
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Session 3: Farming's Future and its Challengers

 
 
 
 

Louise Labuschagne

Real IPM - biopesticides

 
 

A new future for the land work

George Monbiot, The Guardian

 
 

Food Supply in the Balance: Opportunities and Threats to Production

David Caffall, Chief Executive, Agricultural Industries Confederation

 
 

Q&A from the session

With George Monbiot, David Caffall and Louise Labuschagne

 
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Presentation of 2015 Oxford Research Report

 
 

Great British Farmers – what gives them the edge?

Graham Redman, Partner, The Andersons Centre

 
 
 
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Science in Practice Award

 
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Session 4: Smart Farming: Guardian of the Environment?

 
 

Can environmentally-friendly farming also be productive?: a scientists' view

Professor James Bullock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

 
 

Urban Agriculture, a SMART solution to complement sustainable intensification?

Kevin Frediani, Head of Sustainable Land Use, Bicton College

 
 

The power of precision agriculture - using tomorrow's tools today

Dave Nelson, Brokaw Supply Company, Iowa, USA

 
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