“ Oxford Farming Conference is one of the “flagship” events in the UK ag and food sector calendar and has been running now for some 73 years – so it has stood the test of time, for sure. Exceptionally well attended, the delegate list looks like a bit of a “who’s who” of British agriculture and food, with the “Head Honchos” of many of the leading supply chain players there – and an array of speakers over the 2 days of the event,” says John Giles, Divisional Director at Promar International Lt
This Oxford Farming Conference held in January was graced with the presence of two excellent young agriculturists from Wales Judges from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society awarded both Aled Daniel Jones from Clwyd and Carys Jones from Monmouthshire with the opportunity to attend the Oxford Farming Conference next January.
“We were very impressed with all of the candidates put forward by the counties this year” remarked the judges, Mared Rand Jones and Jonathan Evans. “Their high standards and achievements were admirable. Our final decision was very difficult, but we were both in full agreement that both Aled and Carys would benefit hugely from attending the 2019 Oxford Farming conference.
The Oxford Farming Conference, held annually in early January, has established a reputation for strong debate and exceptional speakers. The conference is one of the most important events of its kind bringing together farmers, politicians, scientists and others to discuss the future development of the agricultural industry.
The theme for the 2019 Oxford Farming Conference is World of Opportunity – where attendees and speakers will tackle difficult topics, including a headlining political briefing to challenge the latest developments of the proposed British Agricultural Policy, presented by the DEFRA Defra Secretary of State, looking at the World Beyond Brexit.
To qualify for the bursary candidates must be between 25 and 35 years old and working in a land-based industry.
Aled and Carys will be invited to write an article for the 2019 Royal Welsh Journal and were presented with the bursary last November at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.
The images show Cary Jones (Courtesy The Welsh Farmer) & Aled Jones
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