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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.

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Farm Practice
Keynote

Speakers

Rebecca Mayhew

Chair

Jimmy Woodrow

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Farm Deep Dive with Rebecca Mayhew

In this in depth account of a single farm, we will hear from Rebecca Mayhew, who alongside her husband, Stuart and their two children, owns Old Hall Farm in South Norfolk. Rebecca and Stuart have converted a once intensively farmed pork unit covering 500 acres into a regenerative oasis. The farm now has multiple farming enterprises, including a 60-head Jersey herd producing raw milk that is sold locally and nationally and within which the calves…

Keynote

Speakers

Catherine McAndrew

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Organising for Migrant Workers Justice in the UK

Last year, in collaboration with other labour rights and farming organisations, the Landworkers' Alliance produced a report looking into the structural drivers of labour exploitation in the UK's industrial horticulture sector, and how supermarkets are reaping the rewards of this exploitation. The report revealed how the new UK seasonal worker immigration scheme is facilitating worker exploitation, and provided workers with a platform to recount their experiences of both abuse and resistance. In this session, Landworkers'…

Keynote

Speakers

Satish Kumar

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Soil, Soul and Society with Satish Kumar

As the trinity of égalité, liberté and fraternité, we need a new trinity for the age of ecology which has wholeness, integrity and cohesion. Satish Kumar proposes the trinity of soil, soul and society. Our reverence for the earth, our care of the soul and a just order in society represent a vision of sustainability, spirituality, justice and a holistic vision for the future. In a workshop session Satish Kumar will elaborate the concept of…

Keynote

Speakers

Johnnie Balfour

Chair

Kate Bradshaw

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Farm Deep Dive with Johnnie Balfour

In this second lunchtime deep dive session, we will hear from Johnnie Balfour, Managing Partner at Balbirnie Home Farms in Fife. Johnnie and team farm 1,300ha of mixed cropping (on a seven year rotation) and grassland. The farm produces combinable crops as well as vegetables and meat from their herd of 200 suckler cows. The farm has been an AHDB Strategic Cereal Farm host for Scotland, which has allowed them to baseline a number of…

Keynote

Speakers

Ella Sturley

Chair

Sophie Quist

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

‘Sea Sovereignty’ in Action with Câr y Môr

Landworkers’ Alliance members Câr y Môr are Wales’s first community-owned regenerative ocean farm. Off the coast of Pembrokeshire in South Wales they farm shellfish and seaweed, and use regenerative farming techniques to build biodiversity in their marine farming system. Their community-ownership model means they are deeply integrated with the local community, and provide dignified jobs and opportunities for local people. In this session, we will hear from Câr y Môr about their important and pioneering…

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