OFC Emerging Leaders Podcast

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Welcome to the OFC Emerging Leaders Podcast, produced by the Oxford Farming Conference in association with Rock and Roll Farming and BASF crop protection.

In this series we interview the emerging leaders of UK food and agriculture, inspiring people from the industry who are pushing boundaries and taking UK agriculture forward in a time of interesting political and technological change.

Published on the first Monday of every month, and available by clicking on the link below. Or why not subscribe to one of our RSS feeds.

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​​​​PODCAST 3 - LAURA BUCKINGHAM - OPPORTUNITIES AND ATTRACTING YOUNG PEOPLE

Suffolk based agronomist and arable farmers daughter Laura Buckingham talks about her passion for agriculture, farming stereotypes and the gender balance. In this action packed podcast she also talks about working with people to build relationships, opportunities in agriculture, how to attract young people to the industry, LEAF Open Farm Sunday and the advancement of technology and innovation.

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P​​​​ODCAST 2 - JAMES CHAPMAN - LEARNING FARM SAFETY THE HARD WAY

Ahead of National Farm Safety week later this month (16 – 20 July), we hear from Warwickshire farmer, contractor, farm safety campaigner and OFC Emerging Leader James Chapman. He openly talks about the devasting farm accident in 2005 that changed his life both physically and mentally, and following his Nuffield Scholarship whether he feels farm safety is improving within the UK. We also learn about his farming background, decision to leave school at an early age, setting up on his own at the young age of 22 and his journey to National Chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

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P​​​​ODCAST 1 - ANDREW PITTS - LEADERSHIP IN AGRICULTURE

In the first podcast we meet Northampton arable farmer and Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) Director Andrew Pitts. We find out more about his business, leadership in agriculture, the view from Defra following a special OFC event as his farm, issues facing the industry, what more we can do to improve our businesses and plans for the 2018 OFC Emerging Leaders programme. 

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