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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.

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…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Iain Tolhurst
Tim Parton

Chair

Harriet Bell

Languages

English

Format

Video

14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Soil Health At Scale

Applying soil health principles at scale is a challenge, with many farmers looking to stop ploughing but still relying on chemical weed killers and those unwilling to use chemical weed killers still relying on ploughing. We will explore this very complicated subject in an intelligent and positive way with two passionate soil enthusiasts. We will then hear the neutral perspective from the Environment Agency’s soil expert, who witnesses and has to deal with the end…

Farm Practice
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Lindsay Whistance
Simon Fairlie
Richard Gantlett

Chair

Matt Smee

Languages

English

Format

Video

14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Livestock in the Landscape: Optimal Carrying Capacity of Land for Livestock

Livestock use in farming systems is a polarising topic, from the drive to net zero to the degradation of arable soils, the topic is much discussed and at times misunderstood. This discussion session will present ideas and approaches that look to reframe the case for livestock in the landscape, present approaches that drive farmer decision making related to optimal livestock carrying capacity on farms and moves away from reducing animals’ role in the landscape to…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Sofía Monsalve Suárez
Yali Banton-Heath
Daniel Stanley
Courtney Scott

Chair

Dee Woods

Languages

English

Format

Video

14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Shifting the Narrative from a Cost-of-Living Crisis to a Cost-of-Profit Crisis

2023 saw food prices in the UK skyrocket. Combined with a spike in energy prices, the cost of living for families across the UK rose dramatically, pushing countless families deeper into poverty. Meanwhile, supermarkets continued to generate enormous profits. Hiding behind a cost-of-living smokescreen, they hiked up their prices and handed out billions in shareholder profits, all the while attempting to persuade us that price increases are an inevitable result of factors outside of their…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Martin Lines
Denise Walton
Rhys Evans
Phil Carson

Chair

Will White

Languages

English

Format

Video

14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Influencing Farm Policy in Every Nation of the UK

The move away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) since Brexit has represented a golden opportunity to reinvent agricultural policy for a greener future. Since food and farming policy is devolved, each nation has come up with its own agri-environmental schemes. Whether it be AECS, ELMS, SFS, or EFS, the core principles remain the same - public money for public goods. The past few years have not been an easy ride, with delays, mistakes…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Angharad Wynne
Iain McKinnon
Manchán Magan
Sandra Salazar

Chair

Rachel Fleming

Languages

English

Format

Video

14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Belonging to Places: the Language and Lore of our Wisdom Traditions

What does it take for us to become deeply connected and in conversation with the land and those other-than-humans in our places? We remember back, to the language and lore of our land-based wisdom traditions, from a time not so long ago, to what it might be like to fully belong to the land. With 'folk memories' from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Africa.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Guy Standing
David Bollier

Languages

English

Format

Video

16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Commons and Commoning: a Progressive Vision of a Good Society

The Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest of 1217 inaugurated legal doctrines guaranteeing public access and use of land, water, forests, and myriad social and intellectual commons. Yet capitalist enterprises and complicit states have plundered, privatised and commodified them, generating vast wealth and power for a minority while laying waste to ecosystems, democracy, and social equity. This session features two activist-thinkers discussing how commoning can achieve structural transformation and cultural change. Guy Standing, an…

Farm Practice
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Nick Chappell
Alex Adam
James Robinson
Sam Kenyon

Chair

Pete Leeson

Languages

English

Format

Video

16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Slow the Flow: Nature-Based Flood Responses

The Storm Desmond floods in 2015 cost the UK £1.6 Billion. Extreme weather patterns are impacting our farms, either with too much water or too little water. New research now shows the effectiveness of natural flood management and increasingly there is an acceptance that, for many communities, engineering our way out of crisis will not be possible – natural solutions may be the only solutions on the table. Hear from a scientist quantifying the effectiveness…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Barry Ferguson
Julie Brown
Jo Hunt
Jono Hughes

Chair

Rebecca Laughton

Languages

English

Format

Video

16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

A Market Garden Renaissance across the Four Nations

The UK imports 85% of its fruit and 43% of its vegetables. Countries we import from are already experiencing the impacts of climate change, while financial pressures are causing UK growers to leave the sector. Yet, across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, market gardens are attracting new entrants, supplying local communities, integrating productive systems with biodiversity, sequestering carbon and engaging with the public. This session will launch the LWA’s new report ‘Horticulture across Four…

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