The Oxford Farming Conference has announced it will cancel its 75th event scheduled for January 2021 and replace it with a digital one-day event, due to uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
OFC Chair Sally Williams said in a message to visitors the organising council had made the difficult decision to cancel the annual event in January. She said the event usually broke even or made a slight loss, so the uncertainty of booking the Oxford University when it may have to be cancelled due to the pandemic was “something we felt we could not support.”
Taking place on Thursday 7 January, the 2021 OFC online conference will include the politics, inspiring farmers, the Frank Parkinson Lecture, and the OFC Debate, providing a provocative virtual experience with the opportunity for you to engage through online networking and Q & A.
“Whilst disappointed at not being able to hold a physical conference and welcome you to Oxford we are very excited at the possibilities afforded to us by taking the conference fully virtual,” said Williams.