Sponsor of the Politics Conference Sessions on Thursday 4th January and Sponsor of three CEJA delegates on the Emerging Leaders programme together with the attendance at the Conference of Chairs and Vice-Chairs from the Young Farmers Clubs of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
This is Massey Ferguson's seventh year of support for the high-profile Oxford Farming Conference and we are excited to be continuing our involvement in 2018.
Farming will always be a challenging profession but the long-term outlook is strong. The OFC provides a superb forum to discuss the future direction of agriculture to make the most of these prospects.
MF fully understands the pressures associated with running a modern farm enterprise and together with our dealer network, we are focused on providing the equipment, technology and services to help boost agricultural productivity and sustainability. By working together, our aim is to develop growth for our customers, our MF Dealers and for Massey Ferguson.
With nearly 170 years of innovation and experience, Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s leading names in farm machinery. Our full-line of products includes high-quality tractors, combine harvesters, balers, hay & forage tools and materials handling equipment. We offer farmers straightforward, dependable agricultural machinery and a full set of innovative services and solutions to support their farm business ambitions.Top
Sponsor of the "Adjust to Change" Conference Session on Thursday 4th January and a Fringe meeting on Wednesday 3rd January
Inspiring farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world
AHDB works with farmers, growers and processors to deliver a world-class food and farming industry inspired by, and competing with the best. We have expert regional presence across England, Scotland and Wales and a dedicated resource overseas to develop export opportunities. To help industry be ‘Fit for the Future’ our collaborative projects deliver farm-based knowledge on best practise, support farmer to farmer learning, upskill and professionalise the work force, provide insight into consumer trends and market information, publish technical guides and much more.
AHDB’s strategic priorities for 2017 to 2020
1. Inspiring British farming and growing to be more competitive and resilient
2. Accelerating innovation and productivity growth through coordinated research and development (R&D) and knowledge exchange (KE)
3. Helping the industry understand and deliver what consumers will trust and buy
4. Delivering thought leadership and horizon scanning.Top
Sponsor of the Oxford Farming Conference videos and a Fringe meeting on Wednesday 3rd January
Our Crop Protection division is a leading innovator of solutions that support growers to optimise agricultural production, improve their business efficiency and enhance the quality of life for a growing world population. Farmers take social and environmental responsibilities very seriously, producing quality crops in sufficient volumes to satisfy the needs of an ever growing world population. At BASF we play a part by creating chemistry & developing solutions that help with these aims. We are motivated and proud to contribute to agriculture and help farmers to overcome these challenges. As well as providing innovative solutions in crop protection, our portfolio also includes technologies for seed treatment and biological control as well as solutions to manage water, nutrients and plant stress. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers to meet the current and future needs of the value chain. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.Top
Sponsor of the BBSRC Innovation Hub on Wednesday 3rd January - Cutting-edge research for advanced sustainable agriculture
An exciting opportunity to get up-close with the latest agri-tech research from around the country. Learn about BBSRC’s strategy to enhance and accelerate the technological revolution on UK farms, and how it could impact your business in future.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) annually invests over £469M in world-class bioscience research, training and infrastructure on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and improve quality of life in the UK and beyond. Our research addresses the global challenge of ensuring food security, and helps to support strong and competitive UK food and agricultural sectors.
Sponsor of the "Change Through Digital Communication" Conference Session on Thursday 4th January
Founded in 1884, M&S has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer. We sell high quality, great value products to 32 million customers through our 914 UK stores and our e-commerce platform. We aim to become the world's most sustainable retailer and Plan A, our eco and ethical programme, is at the very heart of how we do business. We continue to extend the influence of Plan A - engaging our employees, suppliers and customers. This is brought to life in our Food business through our Farming for the Future and Forever Fish programmes, which see us working with farmers, growers and fishermen to deliver security of supply and help them to address the sustainability challenges they face.
Sponsor of "The Big Debate" on Thursday 4th January and the Street Food Lunch on Friday 5th January
As one of Britain’s most successful and enduring cooperatives, we’re committed to putting our members’ needs first. We appreciate the challenges and opportunities that farmers are presented with every day, and by working together, we can help you overcome those challenges and make the most of every opportunity. We work with over 4500 farmers to market 20% of the national cereals and rape crop. Please visit us to discuss your seed, fertiliser, grain marketing and storage needs.
Sponsor of the Oxford Farming Conference App
Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd, formerly known as Makhteshim Agan Industries, established for nearly 70 years, is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of crop protection solutions and the leading off-patent provider. Offering a full range of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, growth regulators and Molluscicides; Adama is characterised by its innovation, approach to product development, and strict standards of environmental protection and quality control. Their products are available in the UK through leading distributors and agronomy companies.Top
Sponsor of the Enews
De Lacy Executive has been at the heart of land based business recruitment since 2000 supporting all sectors from Arable, Fruit, Fresh Produce and Horticulture to Livestock, Machinery, Equipment and practical farming plus diversifications such as Renewables and Food Innovation. Recruiting at all levels of vacancy extending from Trainee to Chief Executive and in all disciplines ranging from Technical, Sales and Commercial to Production. The company’s guiding principles are Confidentiality, Integrity and Knowledge.
Sponsor of the Frank Parkinson Lecture from Eve Turow Paul on Friday 5th January
The main objective of the Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust is to contribute to the improvement and welfare of British agriculture.Top
Sponsor of a a Fringe meeting on Wednesday 3rd January
Our mission is to connect Farmers, AgProfessionals and Farm Service Organisations to enable better farming. We provide agricultural insight and knowledge through pioneering analytics and modelling.Top
Sponsor of the Chairman's Reception, Scholars' Reception and the Scholars' Workshop
McDonald's serve over 3.5 million customers every day with restaurants in over 1,270 communities across the UK. We are passionate about sourcing the best ingredients for our menu and we are proud of our world class supply chain. Our agriculture programme, Farm Forward, supports British and Irish farmers who share our passion for sustainable food production and our investment in food and packaging has grown over the last four decades to over £900 million each year.Top
Co-sponsor of the Oxford Union Debate and the Post-Debate Supper on Thursday 4th January
Savills was founded as a rural surveying business over 150 years ago and we remain deeply involved in the rural economy at all levels. We have 43 dedicated rural offices around the country with over 500 rural professionals advising clients. The cornerstone of our business is asset management and Savills manages or consults on in excess of 3.5 million acres within the United Kingdom, acting for private clients, institutions, charities, corporates and the public sector.
Co-sponsor of the Oxford Union Debate and the Post-Debate Supper on Thursday 4th January
Top 100 law firm Thrings has been acting for landed estates, farms, growers, agribusinesses and other rural enterprises for more than a century. Based at offices in Bath, Bristol, London, Southampton, Swindon and Frome Livestock Market, Thrings’ specialist agriculture team - the largest of any law firm in England and Wales - takes a collaborative approach to working with clients and their other advisers, offering clear, concise and commercially astute guidance.Top
Sponsor of the Oxford Farming Conference Delegate Folders
Volac is one of Europe’s fastest growing and ambitious international dairy nutrition businesses. We believe that dairy nutrition is important for a sustainable and healthy world and our commitment is to improve livestock productivity and help people live more healthily for longer.
We make the best, market-leading products for our customers and build deep, long-lasting relationships which we combine with our expertise, vision and energy to make things happen.
Sponsor of the Breakfast meeting on Thursday 4th January
Our first agricultural deal was in 1744 and we’ve been supporting the growth of UK farming ever since, with such a long agricultural pedigree, you can rely on Barclays to understand your business needs.Top
Sponsor of the OFC Debate at the Royal Highland Show
Brodies LLP is Scotland’s largest law firm, delivering legal services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global businesses and individuals. With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Brussels, the firm has more independently ranked top tier practice areas and individuals than any other firm in Scotland. The firm offers legal advice to farm business, agri-businesses, developers, funders and investors in key sectors of rural land, agriculture, agri-business, renewables, and food and drink.
Sponsor of the Oxford Farming Conference Science Lecture from Professor Chris Elliott on Thursday 4th January
Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. Everything we do is driven by the needs of our clients.Top
Sponsor of the Oxford Farming Conference Pen
Clarke Willmott’s multi-disciplinary agriculture and rural estates team of 20+ lawyers provides a full complement of legal services to agricultural organisations, farmers, landowners and agri-food businesses across the UK.Top
Sponsor of a Conference Rolling Logo
RSPCA Assured is the RSPCA's farm assurance scheme and ethical food label, dedicated to farm animal welfare.Top
Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. MSD Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain.Top
Sponsor of a Conference Rolling Logo
Roythornes Solicitors is recognised for specialist agricultural work including advising on tax planning, landlord/tenant, farm partnerships, field sports law, the impacts of Brexit, on-farm sustainable energy projects and development.
Sponsor of the Breakfast meeting on Friday 5th January
Established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life, and through our partnerships and events to celebrate and promote the value of the countryside.Top