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Conference Line Up Announced for Cereals 2014

Conference Line Up Announced for Cereals 2014

07 April 2014

UK - The Oxford Farming Conference, working with the Cereals Event, will be bringing visitors four debates headlined by industry leaders, including farmers, scientists, policymakers and environmentalists.

The sessions will take the form of debates with questions welcomed from the audience.

The Arable Conference sets the agenda for the arable industry, focusing on the future and how it will affect your business.

Wednesday 11th June 2014

11.30: The Greening of the CAP - does this benefit production in the UK or mainland Europe? Why should farmers compete for their share of the Pillar Two cake?

Does the three crop rule make sense?

Chairman: Richard Whitlock, 2015 Oxford Chairman


  • Owen Paterson, Secretary of State
  • Meurig Raymond MBE, President, NFU
  • Jono Dixon, ClubHectare, Lincolnshire farmer
  • Robin Page, farmer, journalist and political activist

14.30: Water Water Everywhere or Nowhere? What can be done to make farming more resilient? What does the future hold?

Will climate change alter our cropping patterns?

Chairman: Andrew Brown, Oxford Farming Conference Director


  • Nigel Davies (Muntons)
  • Sarah Jackson (Met Office)
  • Ian Johnson (Water Resouces, Environment Agency)
  • Andrew Ward (Farmer, Lincolnshire)
  • Andrew Blenkiron (Euston Estate)

Thursday 12th June 2014

11.30: Should advice be free? Does paying give me a competitive edge?

Chairman: Tina Barsby, Oxford Farming Conference Director


  • David Gardner (RASE)
  • Patrick Stephenson (AICC)
  • James Grantham (AGRII)
  • Andrew Watts (farmer)

14.30: Who is worrying about soil health? Who is looking after our most valuable asset?

Chairman: Martin Davies, Oxford Farming Conference Director


  • Ken Jones (Crown Estates)
  • Tim Bevan (Soil Association)
  • Alistair Leake (GWCT)
  • John Barker (New Zealand)

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