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Back to the Land: A Farm to Call Home

By Wing Yee Li, Diversity Bursary Fund Beneficiary POC caucus venue: Willowbrook Farm, Oxfordshire. Photo credit: Nonhlanhla Makuyana. Although I was born and bred in Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow, I never felt at home. Maybe it was something to do

Farmerama – the #ORFC20 official media partner

The Farmerama team is at the 11th Oxford Real Farming Conference (8-9 January), where we are excited to be the official media partner. This is a highlight in the calendar every year, and a chance to share so many stories

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 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,

Measuring Sustainability for Fairer Future Policy

At this year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference the Sustainable Food Trust will be convening a session delving into one of the most important issues for future farming policy in the UK – how do we measure on-farm sustainability and bring

2019 Programme Corrections and Additions

Please find below corrections and additions to the 2019 programme that were made after the programme had gone to print. Changes are in italics…   3rd 0900 – 1000, Council Chamber Farm-scale rewilding and the launch of a UK rewilding

Weaning Ourselves Off Nitrogen

Our current food systems are suffering from an addiction to nitrogen. Global use of nitrogen fertiliser has grown exponentially with projections that it will reach a total of 118 million tonnes by 2020. The UK’s addiction is significant, and this

Farm Practice for the Future at ORFC

The Oxford Real Farming Conference is fast approaching and on 3rd and 4th January 1,000 delegates, including more than 200 expert speakers, will take part in a record number of sessions for this year’s 10th anniversary event. ORFC has always