Applications open for OFC Directors, 2023 to 2025


The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is a charity and a limited company. The conference itself, which runs in early January every year, has become ever more high-profile within the farming industry, but more importantly to wider audiences and stakeholders. The OFC's mission is to 'Inform, Challenge and Inspire'.

The conference is designed and run by the OFC Council, a secretariat team and a marketing professional agency. You can view the Council at   

The OFC Council is made up of 11 voluntary directors, one of whom is the treasurer. With the exception of the treasurer, each director serves a three-year term. In other words, the make-up of the Council changes every year, with three new directors joining and three retiring. Its members are drawn from a range of agricultural, agri-business, land management and food industry areas.

The chairmanship of the OFC changes each year too, with the Chairman being chosen by the Council from among the three directors serving their third year.

The annual report and accounts can be downloaded here

The OFC is a charity with a remit to educate and transfer knowledge in the agricultural sector. As part of our charitable undertakings, the OFC supports young people to attend the conference and offers a bursary program to first-time attendees.  

We are now inviting expressions of interest for joining the Council for the 2023-2025 conferences; applicants MUST have attended the conference in the past for their application to be considered.  The positions are wholly honorary but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Interviews will be held online in late-August/September. 

To download more details including the full application, please click here.

OFC2022 - 5 to 7 January - Routes to Resilience

The 2022 Oxford Farming Conference, Routes to Resilience, will be co-chaired by Barbara Bray MBE and Sarah Mukherjee MBE and will be held from 5 to 7 January 2022. The event will embrace a hybrid model with the opportunity for you to attend the live conference in Oxford, enjoying the stunning venues and social activities, or from the comfort of your home via our digital package.

Buy your ticket here