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ORFC Global 2021

Full Programme

This seven-day programme offers over 150 sessions that have been programmed with partners and farming communities from across six continents.  It includes a mix of talks, panel discussions, workshops and cultural events on everything from farm practice to climate justice to indigenous knowledge. Please take some time to explore!

Please note that although workshops are free to all registered delegates, separate, advance registration is required for all workshops, and spaces are limited. Workshop registration opened to all registered delegates from Tuesday, 29 December 2020 and was sent via email. Register early to avoid disappointment!

View a PDF of the full programme here

View a printable PDF programme here

Please note the times in the online programme below should display in your local time zone.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Tom Chapman

Julie White

Nick Platt

Julian Rose

Languages

English

Format

PDF, Video

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Creating Opportunity on Your Farm

Increasing farm income doesn’t have to involve more acres. Is it possible to employ 20 people on a 128 acre farm? Could you build your herd on someone else’s land and get paid for it? Have you thought of care farming? Come and listen to those who are getting more out of the assets on their farms.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Vaughan Lewis

Chris Stoate

Julian Jones

Languages

English

Format

PDF, Video

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Water on Your Farm – Asset or Liability?

Whether conserving within soils or dealing with some of the problems that excess rainfall can cause, water is one of the most important resources in farming. Julian, Chris and David represent a wealth of experience in how water can be managed to a farmland’s advantage.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Andrea Malmberg

Carrie Balkcom

Sara Gregson

Fidelity Weston

Languages

English

Format

PDF, Video

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Kicking the Grain Habit – It Can Be Done

This session will bring together experience from the US and the UK to demonstrate how ruminants can be profitably raised solely off pasture.

Keynote

Speakers

Elaine Ingham

Languages

English

Format

PDF, Video

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

The Roots of Your Profits

International soil expert Dr Elaine Ingham explains how nurturing the relationship between roots and soil can reduce your fertiliser bill as well as enhancing plant health.

Keynote

Speakers

Kevin Ashford

Chair

John Turner

Languages

English

Format

PDF, Video

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Ending the Weeds’ Winning Streak

With over 22 years of agronomy experience, Kevin Ashford explains how weeds have become so successful against a previously solid chemical defence and the change in fortunes that new approaches can bring.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Stephen Briggs

Caroline Corsie

Tom MacMillan

Languages

English

Format

PDF

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Farmer-Led Innovation: Experiences and Opportunities for Support

This session will explore the thinking behind initiatives to support innovation by farmers, share experiences, and highlight opportunities to get involved. Tom MacMillan will address grassroots research and farmer-focused funding, Caroline Corsie will present on how farmers can turn from advice takers to advice makers.

Keynote

Speakers

Andrea Malmberg

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Holistic Management

Daniela Howell, co-founder and Chief Executive of the Savory Institute, will discuss the advantages of adopting a holistic approach to running your farm – the basis of the practical courses on Holistic Management.

NB Daniela was unable to make it on the day and was replaced by Andrea Malmberg

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Robert Craig

Rob Richmond

Languages

English

Format

PDF, Video

12:00 GMT
Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Milking Your Pastures

Dairy farmers and Nuffield Scholars Robert Craig (Farmers Weekly Dairy Farmer of the Year) and Rob Richmond debate producing milk from grass and bag nitrogen versus herbal leys and mob grazing.