The Oxford Farming Conference

Session 1: Politics

Conference opening

Richard Whitlock 2015 Chairman

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

Defra Secretary of State

Huw Irranca-Davies MP

Shadow Minister of State for the Rural Economy, Food and Farming

Stuart Agnew MEP

UKIP Agricultural Spokesman

Richard Lochhead MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Scottish Government

George Eustice MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)


OFC at the Cereals Event

Frank Parkinson Lecture

Lord John Krebs

Principal, Jesus College, Oxford

Session 2: Championing the Supply Chain

Session Intro

Gordon Whiteford

Are shorter supply chains really benefitting farmers?

Laurence Olins, Chairman of Poupart Ltd

Processing locally for global consumption

Paul Vernon, Chief Executive, Glanbia

How does the UK retail scene look against the rest of the world?

Professor Martin Hingley, Lincoln University


Session 3: Farming's Future and its Challengers

Louise Labuschagne

Real IPM - biopesticides

A new future for the land work

George Monbiot, The Guardian

Food Supply in the Balance: Opportunities and Threats to Production

David Caffall, Chief Executive, Agricultural Industries Confederation

Q&A from the session

With George Monbiot, David Caffall and Louise Labuschagne

Presentation of 2015 Oxford Research Report

Great British Farmers – what gives them the edge?

Graham Redman, Partner, The Andersons Centre


Session 4: Smart Farming: Guardian of the Environment?

Science in Practice Award