Oxford Farming Conference

The Oxford Farming Conference is being held on the 3-5 January 2018 at Oxford University.  The theme for the 2018 Oxford Farming Conference is Embracing Change.  This theme has strong links with the NFUS discussion document ‘Change – A New Agricultural Policy for Scotland Post-Brexit’ which NFU Scotland launched in June 2017.

The conference is discussing that to grow and prosper, UK agriculture will need to question its approach and its thinking.  The conference will explore:

  • Digital opportunities
  • Policy mindset and change 
  • Disruptive business models

A member of the NFU Scotland presidential team will be attending the conference and we would like to invite two members to attend the conference with them.  NFUS will pay for your conference ticket, travel expenses and accommodation.  What we ask in return is that you work alongside our communication team to write a short piece for our magazine of your experience of the conference.  Other NFUS members would also like to hear about your experience of the conference and we ask that you be prepared to attend and speak at up to four NFUS regional events over the coming year.

The conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet people from across the UK and the rest of the world.  Farmers, decision makers and people who will have an impact on how we in Scotland farm in the future will all be there.

If you would like to take up this opportunity to attend the Oxford Farming Conference on behalf of NFU Scotland please write a short letter (maximum 300 words) outlining where and how you farm, or would like to farm, and what this opportunity would mean for you.   Responses to be received by 31 October.  The NFUS presidential team will review all applications and choose the two people to receive the tickets to attend the Oxford Farming Conference.

Letters to : or NFUS Chief Executive, NFU Scotland, Rural Centre, Ingliston, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8LT

Author: Scott Walker

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Scott Walker

Scott Walker became Chief Executive of NFU Scotland in August 2011. He was previously Policy Director at NFU Scotland, a position to which he was appointed in 2004. He is a member of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board representing employers' interests. He is a member of Scotland Food & Drink executive group. He is a member of the National Project Assessment Committee for the Scottish Government Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme.

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