The Oxford Farming Conference

Tumaini Elibariki

Tumaini Elibariki

Bitesize 2 Speaker: Farming on the Frontline of Climate Change

Tumaini Elibariki has worked for Farm Africa since 2012. With a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Development, he has managed a number of their projects in northern Tanzania, and is currently the Programme Manager for the Sunflower Project, growing drought-tolerant varieties.

His role is very farmer focused, visiting farms to identify issues they face, solutions and training, utilising his background in agricultural technology.

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Martin Lines

Martin Lines

Bitesize 2 Speaker: Farming on the Frontline of Climate Change

Martin Lines is the UK Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN). He is third-generation farmer and contractor in South Cambridgeshire, growing mainly arable crops on his family farm and rented land.

He has a special interest in farm conservation management, currently running an ELS and HLS agreement and has Countryside Stewardship schemes on land he rents and manages. He also supports the delivery of Stewardship schemes for a number of other farmers.

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Ellen Litchfield

Ellen Litchfield

Bitesize 2 Speaker: Farming on the Frontline of Climate Change

Ellen Litchfield and her husband live on the family property in the arid lands of South Australia near Lake Eyre. With her family they run cattle and sheep on the pastoral rangelands. Before moving back to the property Ellen worked as a mixed animal veterinarian and was passionate about herd health and helping farmers with their animal health issues.

After moving back to the station Ellen completed a masters of sustainable agriculture and a Nuffield agricultural scholarship where she studied the effects of climate change on pastoralism in the arid rangelands.  She travelled across China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, UK, Italy, Canada, USA, Kenya and South Africa to see how producers across the world are adapting to harsh climatic stressors. She met with producers operating in harsh climates to identify systems that work in harmony with their environment and deliver benefits to enterprises.

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John Martin

John Martin

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

John Martin runs an award winning mixed farming business with mainly sheep, but also dairy heifer rearing and cereals. A biomass enterprise produces renewable wood chip fuel, to heat a neighbouring National Trust property.

He has demonstrated good practice for sheep and the environment as a Focus Farmer and has welcomed the public through Open Farm Weekend. He participates in innovative on-farm research programmes for biomass and sheep to develop sustainable production systems, and is a participant in the Northern Ireland GrassCheck project. He was recently selected for the Beacon Farms Network to help develop farming systems to achieve Net Zero targets. As a member of an Evidence and Innovation Partnership project, he is part of a group that seek to explore practical parasite control, using Targeted Selective Treatment.

A Council Member of Royal Ulster Agricultural Society since 1993 and currently Chairman of the Finance Committee.

A Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and 2011 Nuffield Scholar studying succession and management ability within family farm businesses.

He has held numerous leadership positions including Director of several commercial and co-operative businesses providing services to the rural community, as well as Director of a technology R & D company which has developed a process to pelletise coal fines.

He has experience as a charity Trustee of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust and Agrisearch as well as being a Lay Magistrate since 2005.

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Jamie McCoy

Jamie McCoy

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

Jamie McCoy and her partner Deian Evans run Gorwel Farm in Bryngwyn, West Wales.

Gorwel is a family farm, milking 170 dairy cows on an autumn calving grass-based system, they have a flock of 150 commercial sheep, and a very small pig enterprise.

Jamie also works off the farm for AHDB Dairy supporting dairy farmers to improve business competitiveness and is the LEAF Open Farm Sunday Coordinator for Wales.

She is a Nuffield Scholar, with her subject focusing on family farming.

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John Pawsey

John Pawsey

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

John Pawsey is a fourth generation farmer from Suffolk and is a Director of Shimpling Park Farms Limited.

The farm is mixed with 650 hectares of arable land and 1,000 New Zealand Romney breeding ewes on Hanslope series chalky boulder clay. John also farms an additional 980 hectares for neighbouring farmers under farm management contracts.

All the farms are managed organically with the first farm being converted to organic production in 1999. Crops grown on the farm feature an array of legumes and cereals as well as some speciality organic crops.

Diversifications on the farm include a HLS Scheme, commercial and domestic rentals, specialist machinery sales and various renewable energy projects.

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REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT BITESIZE - 4 November 2021 - Resilient Leadership

Good leadership can influence a business, its people, and the way it is perceived by the industry. It can define the direction, inspire a vision and create a positive culture for all involved. But what does good leadership look like and how has it changed over the years? What skills and experience do leaders need to be resilient now and in the future, in particular during this turbulent time within agriculture.What are the qualities of a good leader? During our final Bitesize of 2021, we partner with the Global Farmer Network to hear from three leaders from different parts of the world,

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