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Cream of the Crop to Join OFC20 Emerging Leaders

Twenty-nine young leaders from across the UK have been selected to join the Oxford Farming Conference’s (OFC) 2020 Emerging Leaders Programme. Picked…

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Food, faith and change

by Matthew Naylor, OFC Chair 2020 Although we are, at heart, a very traditional conference, we try to come up with a few surprises each year at OFC.…

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Why apply to be a Scholar in 2020?

by Barbara Bray, OFC Director leading the Scholars' programme in 2020 I remember my first Oxford Farming Conference, arriving at my destination and…

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What was said @ OFC19? by John Giles

by John Giles,  Divisional Director at Promar International Ltd OFC is one of the “flagship” events in the UK ag and food sector calendar and has…

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The Great Debate: Public goods should be profitable for farmers

by Sarah Bell, 2018 OFC Emerging Leader (speech given at the Union Debate). Public goods is a strand of a farming business, indeed it should…

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Who would vote for Brexit again? And some other polls from #OFC19

To poll the general mood of the industry, the audience at #OFC19 were asked to vote on some leading questions about the future of UK farming. Here…

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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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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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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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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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