Every January well over a thousand people gather in Oxford to talk all things connected to food and farming, at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference. For the first time I attended both conferences in an attempt to search for common ground and to see whether delegates would be interested in talking more together in future, perhaps with a greater number of joint socials or perhaps even formal joint discussions between the two conferences, with the aim of mixing up opinions and further increasing debate. Many thanks to everybody who took the time to speak to me, especially Jane Craigie, Anna Hill, Rob Yorke, Kath Dalmeny, Patrick Holden, Will Surman, Colin Tudge and Matt Naylor.
To watch presentations from the Oxford Farming Conference take a look here.
To watch presentations from the Oxford Real Farming Conference take a look here.