ORFC 2016

Oxford Real Farming Conference 2016
6th & 7th January
Oxford Town Hall


From practical on-farm experiences, to participatory workshops and talks from the UK’s leading sustainable food experts, the Oxford Real Farming Conference will once again offer a range of ways for delegates to explore agroecological solutions to common farming challenges. 

Consisting of simultaneous sessions, filling the Oxford Town Hall for two days, delegates can explore issues from bees & neonicotinoids to grain and bread, the benefits of putting tress on farms, to better jobs in better farming. 

The full programme will be released soon, but if you are a new, young or urban farmer, if you’ve been farming for generations, or if you’ve been farming conventionally and are looking for common solutions to the challenges of farming well, then this is the conference for you.

Evening Dinner & Entertainment

Be sure to book you ticket for dinner on 6th January. Taking place in the Town Hall this three course meal will be locally sourced by The Late Chef and showcase some of the region’s finest produce. The dinner will provide a great opportunity to continue the conversations and enthusiasm from the day’s events.

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There will also be evening entertainment provided by the Landworkers Alliance.

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Tickets this year will cost £50 for both days. This includes tea and coffee during the event, as well as evening entertainment, but does not include any meals. One day tickets are available for £30. Student rates are £30 for both days and £20 for one day.

Please get in touch to learn more about a limited number of reduced rate bursary tickets which are also available.

Lunch will be available to buy in the Town Hall from a selection of local caterers. The evening dinner is separately ticketed (see above).

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Our thanks go to Sheepdrove Organic Farm, the Soil Association and Compassion in World Farming for their generous support of the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2016.

Thank you to Good Food Oxford, City of Oxford College and Cultivate Oxford for their support of the evening meal.

The exhibition is now sold out, but get in touch if your organisation would like to be addded to the waiting list.

One comment on “ORFC 2016
  1. Rosie gilchrist says:

    Dear whom it may concern.

    I am writing because I am very interested in contributing any help I could for the 2016 confernence. I am inspired by what the conference is and would love to talk about any volunteer options that may arise.
    I appreciate we are many months out but I know that much work goes into putting such events together.

    I have a background in anthropology with a focus on food and agriculture, and am currently completing an apprenticeship program in sustainable agriculture. I am looking to focus my energy through the winter working with something like the ORFC before the 2016 growing season.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions,I am happy to provide any further details.

    Kind regards
    Rosie Gilchrist

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