The Oxford Farming Conference

The Farm of the Future

Full session including Sarah, Alan and Stephan

Family ownership is not the only model of farming. In this session, we heard from three global experts - from the US, China and EU - on the relevance of the concept of ‘family’ in agriculture around the world. Following our global speakers, we were joined by a panel of UK farmers to discuss future farming business structure and function.

Speakers & Panel:

  • Sarah K Mock - UK - Agricultural and Rural Issues Writer and Researcher
  • Alan Matthews - EU - Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy, University of Dublin Trinity College - Stephan Petermann - China - Founder MANN and Professor of Fine Arts’ Visual Arts Innovation Center, Central Academy in Beijing
  • John Pawsey - Farmer - Shimpling Park Farms Limited
  • Sarah Bell - Farmer and Advisor
  • Scott & Scott (Ayston) Ltd & S E Bell Agrifood Ltd - Will Case - Farmer - Cumbria

Chair: OFC Director, Liz Bowles