Ellacotts sponsor Oxford Farming Conference

4 January 2019

Oxford Farming Conference Debate

Ellacotts were delighted to sponsor the Debate and Post Debate Supper at the Oxford Farming Conference on Thursday 3 January. 

The Oxford Farming Conference is a three day event and is a highlight in the farming year and sees hundreds of delegates and professionals come together to hear inspiration talks, get involved with debates and enjoy networking opportunities and fringe events. This year the theme of the conference was the “World of Opportunity”. 

The Debate was held at the Oxford Union and we were delighted to be a sponsor alongside Savills and Thrings. 

Oxford Farming Conference Dinner

The motion was: "This house believes the country would be better served if farmers focused on profits rather than public goods." The proposers were Guy Smith, NFU Deputy President and Sarah Bell, consultant and mixed farmer. Opposing was Hilary McGrady, Director-General of the National Trust and Tom Lancaster, Principal Policy Officer for agriculture, RSPB. A lively debate, with victory to the “ayes”. 

Following the Debate, guests enjoyed a three course meal at the wonderful Christ Church.