Oxford Real Farming Conference
Now entering its thirteenth year, the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) is the unofficial gathering of the agroecological farming movement in the UK, including organic and regenerative farming, bringing together practising farmers and growers with scientists and economists, activists and policymakers in a two-day event every January. Working with partners, the conference offers a broad programme that delves deep into farming practices and techniques as well addressing the bigger questions relating to our food and farming system.
For the first time, ORFC 2022 will take place in-person and online. Please come and join us in January where we will be hosting fantastic speakers from our own food and farming community as well as from around the world, including Jesse Frost, Nicolette Hahn Niman, Brigit Strawbridge, Anna Lappé, Raj Patel and Rupa Marya.
ORFC 2022 will be a slower, more reflective experience with sessions lasting 90 minutes, which will give us more time to hear people’s stories and dive deeper into the issues that concern us. There will also be plenty of time to (safely) socialise and enjoy a few cultural events, too.
To ensure that ORFC 2022 is as Covid-safe as possible, we are selling fewer in-person tickets this year. We will be live-streaming many of the sessions as well as offering an online-only programme. These tickets are also available below. (Anyone who has bought an in-person ticket will be able to access the online programme, too). FREE online tickets are available to anyone joining from outside Western Europe, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia, but registration is required.
Applications for bursaries to the in-person conference closed on Monday, 1st November. Please note applications are not required to purchase a bursary ticket for the online conference.
There will be discussion workshops taking place on the 5th January (2pm – 5pm), which will be open to everyone but require separate registration. There will be a small additional charge for attending these, and bookings will open when the programme is announced in early December.
The 13th annual Oxford Real Farming Conference will take place in Oxford on the 6th and 7th January, with half-day workshops on the 5th.