Sponsors

Sponsors

ADAMA

ADAMA

App Sponsor of OFC21 Bitesize and Conference

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.

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BASF Agricultural Solutions

BASF Agricultural Solutions

Headline Sponsor of OFC21 Bitesize and Conference

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet.

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Eden Search & Select

Eden Search & Select

Headline Sponsor of OFC21 Bitesize and Conference

Eden Search & Select is the only specialist executive search consultancy in the UK focused solely across the global food and drink supply chain. 

The team works with some of the  most successful names in agribusiness, animal health, food and drink, fresh produce and renewable energy - helping them shape the organisational structure and executive development of their companies, and identify board-level and senior management candidates, who can deliver sustained, profitable growth.

We combine deep industry insight and practical experience with specialist research expertise to engage with the best talent in our market. 

Eden’s services include:

  • Executive Search: focusing on Chair/Board/NED level  appointments building strategic partnerships with clients
  • Specialist Interim – supporting clients to find specific consultants and interim executives quickly to continue business growth
  • Organisational intelligence – utilising in-depth sector insight and in-house research capabilities to provide clients with strategic information that help them make informed and actionable decisions.
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Ellacotts

Ellacotts

Co-Sponsor of the OFC 2021 Debate

Ellacotts is a Top 100 accountancy firm with offices in Banbury, Kettering and London. With 60 years’ experience, we are market leaders in the agricultural and property sector. Our dedicated team of over 40 experts are from farming backgrounds and really understand the challenges and opportunities that face the farming industry. We work with a wide range of farmers, landowners and other agribusinesses to provide individually tailored taxation, accounting and related services.

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Fendt

Fendt

Headline Sponsor of OFC21 Bitesize and Conference

Fendt is the leading brand in Agricultural machinery in technology and innovation.  With Fendt tractors and harvesting machines, farmers and contractors can reach their goals faster and with a higher yield. That is why it is ours and the dealer network’s aim to fulfil the requirements of our customers, even to exceed them, and to help them to success where everything begins: at the interface between the sky and earth, where nature and agricultural expertise meet. This is where Fendt drivers profit directly from efficient technologies that have been engineered to enhance economy – for more profitable and sustainable food and fodder production as well as the improved use of natural raw materials and energy.

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Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust

Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust

Sponsor of the Frank Parkinson Lecture OFC21

The main objective of the Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust is to contribute to the improvement and welfare of British agriculture.

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Kubota

Kubota

Headline Sponsor of OFC21 Bitesize and Conference

Kubota UK is a market-leading manufacturer of Groundcare, Agricultural and Construction Equipment solutions.  

Formed in 1979 and based at Thame, Oxfordshire, Kubota (U.K.) Limited is a subsidiary of the Kubota Corporation, which was established in 1890 in Osaka, Japan.  

Kubota’s mission statement; “For Earth, For Life” highlights the company’s promise to continue to support the future of the earth and humanity by creating superior products, technologies and services that encourage the sustainable production of food, help supply and restore reliable water, and create a comfortable living environment. 

From powerful tractors to domestic mowers, the Kubota range delivers outstanding performance and legendary reliability; supported by a first-class service from a nationwide network of dedicated, specialist dealers. Investing in the appropriate machinery to support the UK’s farming community is a key objective for the team at Kubota UK.

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McDonald's

McDonald's

Sponsor of the OFC 2021 Scholar's Programme

McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of quick service restaurants, with around 1,300 restaurants in the UK serving over 4 million customers daily. McDonald’s buys ingredients from over 23,000 British and Irish farmers and spends over £1 billion annually in the UK food and agricultural sector. McDonald’s is committed to supporting British and Irish farmers to ensure it can continue to source many of its ingredients from the UK and Ireland.

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Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's

Headline Sponsor of OFC21 Bitesize and Conference

Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. Today that means making our customers’ lives better and easier every day by offering great quality and service at fair prices – across food, clothing, general merchandise and financial services – whenever and wherever they want to shop

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Savills

Savills

Co-Sponsor of the OFC 2021 Debate

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. 

 

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Thrings

Thrings

Co-Sponsor of the OFC 2021 Debate

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, Romsey, Swindon and Frome Livestock Market, Thrings’ specialist agriculture team - the largest of any law firm in the UK - takes a collaborative approach to working with clients and their other advisers, offering clear, concise and commercially astute guidance. 

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UKRI

UKRI

Sponsor of the OFC 2021 Science Lecture 

UKRI works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.

Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

Our remit covers arable, horticultural, forage and non-food crops, farmed animals (livestock and poultry), agricultural systems including soil, and the related food chains.

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