The Oxford Farming Conference will run a conference programme at this year’s Cereals Event.


The OFC will partner the Cereals 2010 Event on the 9 and 10 of June to bring a summer conference to the industry’s flagship technical arable event.

The move will see speakers tackle two topics – applied arable science and the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

“The OFC is associated with a high level conference at the start of January in the formal surroundings of Oxford University,” said OFC chairman Christine Tacon.

“So we are really excited about teaming up with Cereals 2010 to run a conference at the Event. The Oxford Farming Conference’s charitable remit is very clearly a leadership and educational role, yet we are restricted in the number of people who can be at the conference by the capacity of the Examination Halls at Oxford.

“Teaming up with Cereals allows us to debate some of the arable sector’s big issues in an open and ‘all-welcome’ forum, with some high-profile leaders.”

Two sessions will be held on both days of Cereals starting with the ‘Science in the Arable Sector’ at 11am and the ‘Campaign for the Farmed Environment’ at 2.30pm.

The science session will highlight some of the latest arable innovations and will explore where future R&D needs to be focused to meet the objectives of both farmers and the supply chain.

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment session will tackle how the campaign is progressing and its commercial viability on arable farms.

Organisers are encouraging all visitors to come and join the debate.