Oxford Farming Conference facts for kids
The 73rd annual conference will run from 2–4 January 2019 at University of Oxford's Examination Schools, in the High Street, central Oxford. The theme “World of Opportunity" will be explored and discussed by visionary speakers from around the world. Future farming, innovation and the world beyond Brexit will be three key topics at the 2019 event.
Speakers in the past have included (listed in their role at time of conference):
- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn,
- chief scientist of the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Professor Robert Watson
- NFU President Peter Kendall
- RT Hon Owen Paterson MP
- Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs RT Hon Elizabeth Truss MP
- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), George Eustice MP
- Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Wales, Lesley Griffiths
- Director General of the National Trust, Dame Helen Ghosh
- Chief Strategy Officer AHDB, Tom Hind
The OFC has been mentioned in the long-running BBC Radio 4 series, The Archers.
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