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The Oxford Farming Conference

Date:2-4 January 2019
Venue: Oxford, OX1 4BG
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BBSRC is sponsoring this conference.


The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is the leading international conference held in the UK for farming and agribusiness. The OFC's mission is to inform, challenge and inspire the 500+ delegates who attend, to resonate and be a force for positive change throughout the industry.


Visit the programme page at The Oxford Farming Conference 2019 programme

  • Thursday 3 January 2019: The BBSRC-sponsored Innovation Hub will showcase the latest exciting bioscience projects with relevance to UK agriculture. The Hub gives delegates and researchers the opportunity to network and discuss scientific developments face to face.  This year, the Hub focusses on projects that could help UK farmers to adapt to change: from increasing resistance among pests and diseases, to climate change and evolving consumer tastes.
  • Other highlights include the Science Lecture on Thursday 3 January and the BBSRC-sponsored "A World of Innovation" session on Friday 4 January. The Science Lecture will be delivered by UK Research and Innovation Chief Executive Professor Sir Mark Walport, who will speak on ‘Putting Science Back into Policy’. "A World of Innovation" brings together practitioners and scientists on stage to discuss and debate scientific developments in agriculture and the barriers to their adoption. Speakers include Professor Cristobal Uauy from the John Innes Centre, and Professor Brendan Gilmore from Queens University Belfast.

How to register

Tickets for the conference are available from The Oxford Farming Conference 2019


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