OFC25 Programme Teaser

OFC25 Teaser

We are busy confirming speakers, and securing the programme to deliver “Facing change, finding opportunity” from 8th to 10th January 2025. Once again the event will be hosted in Oxford, and Online. 

In the meantime, here is a sneak preview of the main on-stage sessions, as well as a brief teaser of the first day. 


OFC25 will start from lunchtime on Wednesday, for those who wish to make the most of their ticket and experience in Oxford. A new session “Inspiring Innovators” will draw  together ideas to support the future of agriculture. Papers will be called for late-summer 2024 to select a programme of inspiring speakers.

The OFC and Fieldwork Book Club and a Farmers Weekly Question Time will also take place on Wednesday, hosted prior to the Chairman’s Welcome Reception.

THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY 2025 (MORNING): Policy: enabling opportunity

Agricultural policy is in transition, in a world requiring increased food production, with demanding environmental priorities. This creates challenges for governments and farmers,  yet also opportunities. This session will cover the major farming political update at domestic and international levels and showcase how farming businesses are responding to these changing drivers.

THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY 2025 (AFTERNOON): Adapting to a changing world

Seasonal extremes and climate change are testing our established farming systems. Yet technological advances and innovations are creating incredible new opportunities. This session will explore our changing natural world, how that impacts on land used for farming and how today’s science can help feed tomorrow’s world.

FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY 2025: Inspiration from change

Change and adversity can often provide the catalyst for inspirational and influential leadership to flourish. Farming produces fantastic food for increasingly health-conscious consumers. This session will showcase inspiring farmers and food businesses, and people who have seized new opportunities born out of adversity, opportunity, ambition or a simple passion for food.



OFC25 will take place from 8th to 10th January 2025, in Oxford and Online.

A programme teaser and tickets are now available by visiting our dedicated conference section.