25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



18 January 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed launched

New project launched for organic pig and poultry farmers to find solutions for 100% use of organic and regional feed

17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice



19 January 2018
Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm

ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

2013 Organic Producers' Conference

Making producer-led innovation a reality

ORC’s annual Organic Producers’ Conference is the event where organic and other producers interested in ecological approaches to sustainable food production come together with researchers and advisers to share ideas on making agriculture perform better, for businesses and society.

This year, with innovation the buzz word, we challenge the idea that technological innovation is only about patentable products such as GM crops and high tech inputs. Innovation is also about how we work with ecological knowledge to design self-reliant production systems, less dependent on external inputs and more resilient to shocks when the availability of those inputs is restricted.

We challenge the notion that valid research is only carried out in academic ivory towers and large corporations. We see huge potential in supporting producers to explore their own creative ideas, through a participatory approach to innovation, where researchers and advisers facilitate rather than dominate the process.

This conference provides the opportunity to hear about and debate new ideas that are already being investigated, as well as to get together with like-minded people to develop new ideas for projects to help you move forward.

Session Proceedings

Plenary Sessions

Arable Workshops

Horticulture Workshops

Grassland Workshops

Livestock Workshops

Other Workshops

Full conference programme and room layout

  • The 1 page programme with presentation titles and rooms.
  • The 4 page programme with speakers and presentation titles
  • The 15 page programme with speakers, presentation titles, and abstracts

    Previous conference proceedings

    You can find proceedings of previous conferences .

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