The Oxford Farming Conference

Food and Drink - bringing people together

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

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

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

Sarah Dunning OBE

Chair of Westmorland Limited

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

Inclusive Farming

Michael Duxbury

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