The Oxford Farming Conference

Partner Sessions

OFC24 Opening Video

OFC24 Opening Video and Welcome

The 2024 Oxford Farming Conference, themed "The Power of Diversity" kicks off with our opening video.

Conference Opening

OFC Chairman Will Evans welcomes delegates for OFC24

OFC24 Report

Is the UK Supply Chain Broken?

Author: Ged Futter, Retail Consultant and Report Author.
Panel: Chris Brown, Robert Chapman, and Tom Bradshaw

Politics Session

Steve Barclay

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Steve Reed

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Stuart Roberts

Farmer and advisor to the Liberal Democrats on Food and Farming policy

Caroline van der Plas and Politics Session Q & A

Party Leader of the Farmer Citizen Movement. Followed by the Q & A with Steve Reed and Stuart Roberts

Food Innovation and Opportunities

Andy Richardson

Chair, Welsh Food & Drink Industry and co-founder of Protein Challenge 2040

Dr Awal Fuseini

Senior Halal Sector Manager, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Emma Niven

Farmer and Loch Leven's Larder Farm Shop Director

Food Innovation and Opportunities Q & A

Andy Richardson, Dr Awal Fuseini and Emma Niven

From Waste to Opportunity

Jim Shanks


Vincent Doumezial

Senior Advisor for Ocean at United Nations Global Compact

Emma Brown

Commercial Manager in the Fresh Produce team at FareShare

How Diversity Can Strengthen Farmers’ Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Andy Cato

Farmer and Co Founder Wildfarmed

Dr Diana Onyango

Veterinary Doctor and Programmes Specialist

Food and Drink - bringing people together

Frank Parkinson Lecture - Westmorland Family, A Story of Rural Diversification

Sarah Dunning OBE

Chair of Westmorland Limited

Diversified Leadership - Could Farming Do Better?

Diana Overton

Group Finance Director for Frontier Agriculture and a Trustee for RABI

Prof. David Hughes

Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College in London

Getting People into Agriculture - Could Diversity Fix Farming Recruitment

Question Time Panel Discussion

Professor Kenneth Sloan - Vice-Chancellor at Harper Adams University
Donna Edmonds - CEO of Farms for City Children
Rory Christie - Dairy Farmer and Vice Chair SAOS
Amie Burke - Inclusivity Programme Manager, Institute of Grocery Distribution
Nick Evans - Founder of First4Farming and co-founder of Oxbury

Inspiring Farmers

Polly Davies

Mixed Organic Tenant Farmer and AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds Sector Council Member

Doug Wanstall


David Mwanaka

Farmer and founder of Mwanaka Fresh Farm Foods

Inclusive Farming

Michael Duxbury

Global head of diversity for the Vodafone group and co-founder of Inclusive Farm



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.