Oxford Farming Conference returns as in-person event for 2022

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) has launched its programme for the 2022 event which will return to the Examination Halls at Oxford University in January.

The Conference, which takes place from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 January 2022, will focus on the theme ‘Routes to Resilience’ with a varied programme of international speakers and sessions covering trade, politics, science, climate and technology, to name but a few. The conference is chaired by Barbara Bray (pictured) and Sarah Mukherjee.

OFC, which first took place in 1936, is held in the first full working week of January every year at Oxford University. This year’s conference will see a physical return to the Examination Halls, including a limited digital offering, with a programme of international speakers, fringe events showcasing industry trends, and the famous union debate which will address the motion: This house believes food production in the UK should not be subsidised.

Some of the speakers at this year’s programme include the EU Agriculture Commissioner, Janusz Wojciechowski; Professor Sarah Bridle, who recently published Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air and will speaking at COP26, leading The Frank Parkinson Lecture; Dr Catherine Nakalembe from NASA Harvest exploring what agriculture can learn from science to improve resilience; and, the Inspiring Farmers session will include representation from all four corners of Great Britain sharing how they’ve forged their routes to resilience.

Details regarding tickets, speakers, programme and fringe events are available via the OFC website.

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