The Oxford Farming Conference

Thursday 5th August, 2021

12:00
Bitesize 1: Family farms: where are the routes to resilience?

Are family farms resilient for the future? Do they have the skills and resources required to operate a viable business? And most importantly can they get access to the “routes” required to give them a fair playing field?

Family farms often fall into the “squeezed middle”, not your niche businesses nor your large commercial enterprises but those who sit in the middle ground of agriculture and are often overlooked by the industry or pushed to look for their own innovative solutions due to a lack of support.

During our bitesize, we hear from three farmers who are embedded in family businesses and have felt the squeeze. They talk about the challenges they face and their solutions for the future.

Speakers:

  • John Pawsey - Arable, Sheep, Renewables, Machinery Sales, Organic - Shimpling Park Farms Ltd, Suffolk, England
  • Jamie McCoy - Dairy, Sheep, Pigs, Pumpkins - Gorwel Farm, Bryngwyn, Wales
  • John Martin - Sheep, Dairy Heifer Rearing, Arable, Renewables - Gordonall Farms, Co Down, Ireland

Host:

  • Barbara Bray - OFC Co-Chair 2021-22

Register:

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Partner:

The August OFC Bitesize is hosted in partnership with

Nuffield

REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT BITESIZE - 5 AUGUST 2021

Join us on Thursday 5 August for the first #OFCBitesize of 2021, Family farms: where are the routes to resilience?, organised in partnership with Nuffield Farming Scholarships.

12pm to 1pm

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