Year: 2019

The ORFC 2020 programme is out

We’re delighted at last to release the programme for the 11th Oxford Real Farming Conference which will take place on 8th and 9th January 2020. Thank you all for your patience as we’ve confirmed speakers, juggled rooms, and generally got

ORFC 2020 tickets go on sale today – buy yours now

This year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference will take place on 8th and 9th January at the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates Church and Parish Centre. The programme for 2020 will be one you won’t want to miss, with discussions and

ORFC 2020 Call for Ideas

The call for ideas and session proposals for ORFC 2020 is now closed. Tickets will go on sale on 16th September 2019. Now is the time to submit your ideas and session proposals for ORFC 2020 [now closed] As usual,

ORFC 2019 Highlights

Thank you to our incredible speakers, delegates, funders, sponsors and partners for making our tenth annual conference so wonderful! Here’s our #ORFC19 highlights video, and we look forward to creating next year’s conference with you all. We would also like

Gove continues to lack clarity on Agriculture Bill

While the organisers of the Oxford Real Farming Conference welcome the Rt. Honorable Michael Gove MP and thank him for his forthright session at ORFC 2019, there is some frustration on the continued lack of clarity on the role of

Has ‘alternative farming’ become the mainstream?

As the Oxford Real Farming Conference gears up for its tenth year, the very values that set it apart from the Oxford Farming Conference, have also seen it soar in popularity over the last decade. Taking place on 3-4 January

The research agenda we really need

16th December 2018 Colin Tudge argues that the British government is spending agricultural research money on the wrong things and not tackling the issues that really matter. What are they really trying to do? At this stage of history, agricultural

The Oxford Real Farming Conference, The Oxford Farming Conference – and the ambiguous Mr Gove

18th December 2018 Colin Tudge explains that… ‘Though there’s overlap, the 10th ORFC and the old established OFC represent two fundamentally different views of Agriculture. In January 2019 Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs,