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Fringes - 6 January 2021

The Future of British Livestock

Collaboration, Technology & Profit
Hosted by Breedr

A Farming Business Fit for the Future?

Sponsored by Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Opening Video

Welcome and Opening Conference Video

Welcome and Opening Conference Video

HRH, The Princess Royal

OFC Honorary President

HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne

Politics Session

George Eustice

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, England

Fergus Ewing

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Scotland

Lesley Griffiths,

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Wales

Edwin Poots,

Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Ireland

Politics Session Q & A

George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, England
Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Scotland
Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Wales
Edwin Poots, Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Ireland

Trade Session

Tim Smith

Chairman, Trade and Agriculture Commission

Rob Ward

AgriFood Dealmaker, Department for International Trade

James Bailey

Executive Director, Waitrose

Ash Amirahmadi

Managing Director, Arla Foods UK

Science Lecture

Science Lecture - Tim Benton

Sponsored by UKRI

Frank Parkinson Lecture

John Elkington

Sponsored by the Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust

Inspiring Farmers

Paul Costello, Grasmilch Brandenburg

Taking grass-based dairying to continental Europe - and proving some doubters wrong.

Sarah Appleby, Appleby Dairy

How you turn a 20th century dairy into a 21st century brand?

Angus Davison, Haygrove

How do you go from growing a 1ha plot of strawberries and sleeping in a tent in the field to a multinational business with operations in four countries

The OFC Debate

OFC Debate

The motion- "This house believes that first generation farmers are better than fourth."

Sponsored by Savills, Thrings and Ellacotts

Mental Health in Agriculture

Alicia Chivers

R.A.B.I

Dr Peter Aitken

Consultant Psychiatrist, Director of Research and Development at Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Chair of RNLI Medical Committee