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7 - 9 January 2020 - Oxford University, UK

The Oxford Farming Conference

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Apply for the OFC Emerging Leaders Programme 2020

Following another successful year in 2019, the OFC is delighted to open applications for the 2020 Emerging Leaders programme.  The OFC Emerging…

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Queen's birthday puts food nutrition in the limelight

OFC Director, Barbara Bray has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2019 birthday honours. Here is her story… It was a huge surprise to receive a…

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One agricultural worker takes their own life every week in the UK

“I’m off to see the trick cyclist next week”, remarked a friend as we met for coffee the other week. I was pretty sure that this was not the sort of…

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A view from the OFC 2020 Chair Matt Naylor inc. plans for the year ahead.

It is a weighty responsibility to take the reins of an institution as long-established and beloved as the OFC. It has been running in the same…

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New Directors Appointed for Oxford Farming Conference 2020

Pictured: Barbara Bray, Food Safety Consultant and Nutritionist We are delighted to announce that three new directors and a new chairman have been…

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RHS Debate Rules Farmers Should Be Paid For More Than Food

Farmers Should Be Paid For More Than Food was the motion for the OFC debate at this year's Royal Highland Show, and it was carried by a fairly strong…

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Oxford Debate Returns to Highland Show 2018

Following a successful debut in 2017, The Oxford Farming Conference is bringing its famous union debate to the Royal Highland Show for the second…

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Make your mark in the industry, become a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference

The OFC is seeking three new directors for a three year-term for the 2021-23 conferences. The positions are wholly honorary.  Download the…

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Ambitious Farmers Win Place on Emerging Leaders Programme

Twenty-two farmers from around the UK have been selected to join the Oxford Farming Conference’s (OFC) Emerging Leaders Programme (biographies…

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Embracing career opportunities in UK agriculture

2018 Emerging Leader Laura Buckingham was brought up on an arable farm in mid-Suffolk, and worked with independent agronomists during holidays while…

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OFC changed my perspective on agriculture, work and the future of our industry immeasurably

Romy Jackson from Scotland attended The Oxford Farming Conference as a Scholar in 2018, sponsored by RWMT. Here she shares her experience. I was…

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Technologies developed by agricultural machinery dealers impresses OFC scholar.

Alice Clews, a 2017 Oxford Farming Conference Scholar, attended Agritechnica in November 2017 on an OFC DLG Travel Scholarship. She was also awarded…

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It is vital that businesses within UK agriculture are able to adapt

Will Mitchell is the Contracts Manager at William Morfoot in Norfolk and attended the Oxford Farming Conference as a Scholar in 2018. Here he shares…

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