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Explore older session recordings on the ORFC YouTube Channel. The ORFC archives are in development and all session recordings from early years are coming soon! Archival material from ORFC 2016 – 2019 can be found on the old ORFC website.

Please note many of the recordings are made by volunteers, using non-professional equipment. If you have any questions about the content, or would like to add anything to the archive, please contact francesca@orfc.org.uk.

Plenary

Languages

English

Format

Audio

00:00 GMT
Wednesday, 6th January 2016

ORFC 2016 Opening Plenary

Opening plenary and introduction, with a word from founders and sponsors about the history and principles behind the ORFC and real farming.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Colin Tudge
Bridget Henderson
Rachel Harries
Stephen Wyrill

Chair

Kath Dalmeny

Languages

English

Format

Audio

00:00 GMT
Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Better Jobs and Better Farming

What would it look like to have a million better jobs in UK farming? 

Government and food industry policy, which affects farmers in the UK and overseas, fails to adequately protect nature and promote sustainable farming, and undermines the resilience of rural economies and the ability for farmers and others to make a good living on the land. With our panel we will discuss an alternative vision and debate whether a target of a million…

Farm Practice

Speakers

Caroline Corsie
Guy Thallon
Andy Whitmore

Chair

Helen Browning

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

00:00 GMT
Wednesday 6th January 2016

Soil Health Without Breaking The Bank

Building soil organic matter ups biological activity, nutrient availability, water infiltration and moisture holding capacity.

Andy Whitmore (Rothamsted Research) will draw on the long-term experiments at Rothamsted and the wider science to sum up the best-proven steps farmers can take to build soil organic matter. Guy Thallon (Produce World Group) will report on practical trials comparing different soil amendments on working farms. Caroline Corsie (Worcestershire Wildlife Trust) will share insights from her ‘field lab’…

Panel Discussion
Roundtable

Languages

English

Format

Audio

00:00 GMT
Wednesday, 6th January 2016

UK Food Sovereignty: Building A Movement That Wins

Hot on the heals of the Food Sovereignty Gathering in Hebdon Bridge (October 2015), this session will focus on how we can build effective links between the wide variety of organisations working on food and farming issues, to ensure radical change for the better in the UK food system.

We will seek inspiration from practitioners who are achieving change from grassroots food supply for local communities (Organiclea), via building positive political relations with the…

Farm Practice

Speakers

Jonathan Brunyee
Luppo Diepenbroek

Chair

Sara Gregson

Languages

English

Format

Audio

00:00 GMT
Wednesday, 6th January 2016

Raising cattle and sheep just on pasture – it can be done!

The UK needs more 100% grass-fed beef and lamb to meet growing demand from consumers. The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association encourages farmers to kick the ‘grain habit’ and finish animals off grazed grass and conserved forage crops, but many are put off by a perceived lack of financial returns. Today we launch a new booklet highlighting the positive economics of some of our members, to show how economically viable this way of farming can really be.

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