The Oxford Farming Conference
OFC Conference Close
OFC23 Chair Emily Norton closes the conference, and hands over to OFC24 Chair, Will Evans who reveals the 2024 theme.
Succeeding after adversity
Samantha Kinghorn MBE, Double Paralympic Medallist
Disrupting global food politics - a personal manifesto
Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank
Quicke's Traditional Ltd
WB Chambers Farms Ltd
Woodland Valley Farm
Is consensus on land in Britain possible?
Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School, including the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.
Farmers leading the battle for soil and soul
Sir Tim Smit, Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the Eden Project
Scaling local food economies
Mairi Gougeon ,Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Scottish Government
George Burgess, Interim Director of Agriculture and Rural Economy, Scottish Government
Jannine McMahon, Moss Lane Farm.
The business case for nature-based solutions
James Alexander, Finance Earth
Beccy Speight, Chief Executive for RSPB
Jamie Butler from Meon Springs.
OFC Patron, HRH The Princess Royal
HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne
The Frank Parkinson Lecture
Advancing Climate Change and Food System Solutions, sponsored by Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust
Speaker: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
The Well-being of Future Generations Act
Jane Davidson, Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Getting the rules right
Jojo Mehta, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Stop Ecocide International
Kyle Lischak, Head of UK, ClientEarth
The future of sustainable trade
Jason Hafemeister - Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and the Trade Counsel to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Kimberley Botwright - Head of Sustainable Trade for the World Economic Forum.
Fieldwork Book Club
Hosted in partnership with the Fieldwork Book Club, this session was joined by Adam Bedford who interviewed authors, Sarah Langford and Bella Bathurst, as they discussed their books and reflections on agriculture.
OFC 2023 Report
Supply Chain Synergies: What is the appropriate role of supply chains in achieving responsible production at farm level?
Online Fringes (hosted on 8 December)
Ukraine Deputy Minister of Agriculture, and President of Ukraine Agricultural Advisory Services, Kyiv Lviv
Hosted by Map of Ag, the panel provided insights into how countries are dealing with the transition to a sustainable farming future including, commercial, political, trade and cultural challenges.
Trinity Agtech and industry colleagues discuss what ‘farming a new future’ means in terms of farm-business resilience.
The 2023 Conference marks 10 years since OFC and McDonald’s partnered to support the OFC Scholars Programme, to support young people attend the conference while gaining valuable skills to foster leaders of tomorrow.
Can Insect Bioconversion help provide Feed Security and Lower Carbon Footprint amid the growing Demand for Protein?
Farmers are bearing the brunt of rapidly rising compound feed and fertiliser prices whilst also being challenged to manage their waste streams in productive and sustainable ways. Insect bioconversion may prove to be a solution.
Much talk and debate around farming moving to Net Zero by 2040 – how will this be achieved and, given the present inflation challenges and challenges around food security, is it right this should be our focus at the present time?
The UKRI fringe event examined how fundamental research can lead to the practical implementation of real world solutions that will secure our farming future.