The Oxford Farming Conference

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Proposers: Jyoti Fernandes and Paul Kelly Opposers: Joe Stanley and John McCallister


  • Jyoti Fernandes - agroecological farmer based in Dorset, and chair and campaigns coordinator of Via Campesina & Land Worker's Alliance.
  • Paul Kelly - managing director, Kelly's Turkeys in Essex.


  • Joe Stanley - Head of Training and Partnerships at the Game and Wildlife Trust’s Allerton Project.
  • John McCallister - Head of the Land Mobility Programme, YFCU and Ulster Farmers’ Union and farming in County Down.


  • 2021 OFC Conference Chair, Sally Williams



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.