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Welcome to the OFC Pofcast, brought to you in association with BASF. 

    HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne - 75 years of OFC . Host Sarah

    HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne - 75 years of OFC . Host Sarah

    On Thursday 7th January, the Oxford Farming Conference will celebrate its 75th event since the first conference was held in 1936.

    In honour of the occasion OFC Honorary President, HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne joined OFC Sarah Mukherjee on the OFC podcast to reflect on the conference including some of her highlights from the last ten years as well as looking forward on the future of food, farming and international connections.

    • 17 min
    Bishop of Ripon - festive reflections and farming. Host Sarah Muckherjee

    Bishop of Ripon - festive reflections and farming. Host Sarah Muckherjee

    As we all start preparing our festive food, our final pre-Christmas podcast is with the Bishop of Ripon, Helen-Ann Hartley, who reflects on Christmas and the role agriculture plays in the holiday season.

    She talks about farming, food and the future.

    Grab a cuppa and mince pie,  and join us for 15 minutes.

    • 13 min
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    Sir Lockwood Smith - life after Brexit. Host Sarah Mukherjee

    Sir Lockwood Smith - life after Brexit. Host Sarah Mukherjee

    In 2019, Sir Lockwood Smith took to the stage at the Oxford Farming Conference to look to the future beyond Brexit. A farmer, former New Zealand agriculture and trade minister, former High Commissioner to the UK until 2017, and member of the UK Agriculture and Trade Commission, he has been at the forefront of change.  

    With just two weeks to go until we officially leave the EU, OFC Director Sarah Mukherjee has been speaking with him to reflect on where we are now and his predictions for the future.

    • 12 min
    • video
    Doug Avery, mental health and wellbeing in agriculture. Host Sarah Mukherjee.

    Doug Avery, mental health and wellbeing in agriculture. Host Sarah Mukherjee.

    In the first of a five-part series, OFC Director Sarah Mukherjee catches up with New Zealand farmer and motivational speaker, Doug Avery. They talk about mental health and wellbeing, gathering geese, life after the pandemic and the future for farming. If you need a pick-me-up, this is well worth 15 minutes of your day.

    • 19 min
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    Al Brooks, Faccombe Estates Ltd - climate and carbon, the future of farming - Host Sarah Mukherjee

    Al Brooks, Faccombe Estates Ltd - climate and carbon, the future of farming - Host Sarah Mukherjee

    Al Brooks is the Estate Director of Faccombe Estate in Hampshire, an enterprise that includes mixed farming, commercial shooting, forestry, renewables, pub and let property. He is passionate about reducing the farm carbon footprint and recently announced as Climate Change Champion 2020, a competition run by CPM in partnership NFU.

    Al was also the Chairman of our 2016 conference which looked at the theme  “Bold Agriculture”.

    Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy this short podcast.

    • 14 min
    Andrew McCornick, the impact of no UK agricultural deals post-Brexit - Host Sarah Mukherjee

    Andrew McCornick, the impact of no UK agricultural deals post-Brexit - Host Sarah Mukherjee

    NFU Scotland President, Andrew McCornick speaks to the CEO of IEMA and OFC Director Sarah Mukherjee about the consequences for British agriculture, if the UK fails to agree trade deals post-Brexit.


    On this short podcast, he explained that uncertainty is increasing the level of worry within the sector, and that the impact that proposed tariffs would have under an ‘Australia deal’, akin to no deal, would open the door to “cheap food” which would be a big threat to UK farming.

    • 13 min

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