The Oxford Farming Conference

Tuesday 7th January, 2020

13:00
Scholars Workshop

Sponsored by McDonald's

13:00
Emerging Leaders Workshop

Sponsored by BASF

15:00
UKRI Innovation Hub - Session One

Sponsored by UKRI

15:00
Fringe Events Session One

A range of drop-in talks focusing on knowledge exchange with industry leaders.

15:45
Tea / Coffee
16:00
UKRI Innovation Hub - Session Two

Sponsored by UKRI

16:00
Fringe Events Session Two

A range of drop-in talks focusing on knowledge exchange with industry leaders.

17:00
Innovation Farmers' Event - Great Wine Debate

Join the Great Wine Debate to taste and discuss all things wine.

The event is open to all and timed to fit alongside both Oxford Farming and Oxford Real Farming Conferences. It will be held in St Edmund Hall, a 7-minute walk from Oxford Town Hall, 2 minutes from the Examination Schools. It is free to attend but please book your place when you are booking your ticket. 

18:30
The UPL OFC Drinks Reception

South School 

Sponsored by UPL

20:00
The OFC Social

The University Club 

Sponsored by Syngenta

20:00
The UPL OFC Banquet

North School

Sponsored by UPL

Wednesday 8th January, 2020

07:30
Barclays Bank Breakfast

Join us for coffee and a breakfast roll at our Barclays Bank networking event. 

09:30
Politics Briefing

The headlining political briefing - followed by a panel session.

10:45
Tea / Coffee
11:30
The OFC Science Lecture
12:30
Lunch
13:45
Keynote Address
14:30
Breakout Sessions
  • Session 1 - South School - How do we define a healthy farm?
  • Session 2 - East School - How can farmers share the countryside to promote mental well-being?
  • Session 3 - North School - How can farmers help make a healthy diet accessible to all?
  • Session 4 - How do we replace plastic with grown products?
15:15
Tea / Coffee
16:00
OFC Scholar's Session
16:00
Breakout Sessions 1,2 and 3 Repeat
18:30
The OFC Oxford Union Debate

The Oxford Union

Sponsored by Savills, Thrings and Ellacotts 

19:30
The OFC Post-Debate Supper

Christ Church

Sponsored by Savills, Thrings and Ellacotts

Thursday 9th January, 2020

07:30
The Prince's Countryside Fund Breakfast

Join us for coffee and a breakfast roll at our Prince's Countryside Fund networking event.

08:30
Food and Faith

University College Chapel

09:30
The Frank Parkinson Lecture
Sponsored by The Frank Parkinson Trust
10:45
Tea / Coffee
11:30
Inspiring Farmers Session

Hear from a range of inspiring farmers who share an insight into their businesses and personal challenges.

Sponsored by Kubota 

12:30
Eden Search OFC Conference Lunch

Sponsored by Eden Search

13:45
The Power of Food in Society

Sponsored by Eden Search

15:15
Conferences Closes