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Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2019
January 3 @ 9:00 am - January 4 @ 5:00 pm£20 – £60
The 2019 Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) will be held in the Oxford Town Hall on 3rd & 4th January. As always, this unique gathering of the UK’s sustainable and organic food and farming movements will offer a practical mix of on-farm advice, showcasing new techniques for best practice in agroecological farming, as well as broader discussions on what is needed for creating real change in our broken food system.
ORFC delegates come from across the food and farming sector, with an interest in new agricultural models. Those interested in meeting global food system challenges in innovative, environmentally sustainable ways. Meet the people putting new models of farming into practice, be inspired by those who have been farming for some time, and connect with other farmers facing their own challenges in producing good food for healthy communities. ORFC is a unique opportunity to connect with new, young and emerging farmers; from those taking over the family farm, to those innovating in unusual urban spaces.
This two-day event offers opportunities to connect with other farmers, hear from experts in the field, and participate in discussions and workshops, as well as enjoying a locally-sourced evening dinner and even a bit of dancing!
About the conference
In 2009 the agricultural writer Graham Harvey (now of Pasture Promise TV) invited Colin Tudge and Ruth West (founders of the Campaign for Real Farming) to help establish a new kind of farming conference. Now in its 10th anniversary year, ORFC brings together practising mud-on-the-boots farmers and growers, with scientists and economists, activists and lawyers, artists and campaigners and everyone else with a serious interest in food and agriculture. ORFC asks the really big questions – like what kind of farming do we really need and why; whilst also providing a wealth of knowledge about farming and growing. We promote and support those who are farming, marketing and cooking in ways that the world really needs, and others can emulate.
To find out more, visit: http://orfc.org.uk/about/who-we-are/