OFC Blog

From waste to opportunity

This blog summarises the discussions from the 'Waste to Opportunity' session at the 2024 conference. Three very different journeys and perspectives…

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How diversity can strengthen farmers' resilience in the face of climate change

This blog summarises the 2024 Conference session on how diversity, globally and locally, is shaping productive farming and changing lives. Dr Diana…

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OFC Report 24 - Can broken food supply chains be fixed asks Oxford Farming Conference report

Can broken food supply chains be fixed asks Oxford Farming Conference report. Recent global and climatic events have exposed supply chain weaknesses…

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Blog: The Frank Parkinson Lecture: Advancing Climate Change and Food System Solutions

The Frank Parkinson Lecture, sponsored by the Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust, looked at a global multi disciplinary approach using data, sensing…

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Blog: Getting the rules right

Looking at this from a glass half full perspective, this session “getting the rules right" focused on how do we balance the needs of nature and food…

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Blog: Reflections from the #OFC23 UK Policy Session

Opening the UK policy session, Farming Minister Mark Spencer MP announced more money for farmers and landowners through both the Countryside…

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New Team Join OFC Organisers

Stepping up and getting involved is very much at the heart of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) ethos and, following the retirement of the previous…

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OFC appoints three new Directors

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), the UK’s leading agricultural, business and food event, has made three new appointments to its voluntary board…

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In memory of Caroline Drummond MBE

Caroline Drummond MBE was Chair of the Oxford Farming Conference in 2005. The Conference theme that year was Seizing the Initiative, and the Oxford…

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New team at the top

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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Meet the 2020 OFC 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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OFC Emerging Leaders Programme 2020

*applications are now closed, please see our blog post to meet the 2020 Emerging Leaders* __________________________________ Following another…

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Scholars' Programme: McDonald's Away Day

The #OFC22 Scholars came together this week for their away day kindly hosted by McDonald's UK. The purpose of the programme is to bring together…

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Return of Oxford Farming Conference Breaking Barriers Scholarship

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), in partnership with McDonald’s UK, is delighted to announce the return of the successful Breaking Barriers…

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Apply for the OFC Breaking Barriers Scholarship

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has teamed up with McDonald’s UK to encourage diversity and inclusion in farming through the launch of a new…

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