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November 2023

British Growers Join OFC Organisers

By Company News, Industry News

British Growers Join OFC Organisers

Stepping up and getting involved is very much at the heart of the Oxford Farming
Conference (OFC) ethos and, following the retirement of the previous Secretariat, British
Growers Association has joined the ranks.
The British Growers Association, which has all the skills needed at its fingertips with its work
providing a centralised shared administrative, accountancy, events and conference services
for its existing members, is already busy ensuring the smooth running of the OFC.
Lisa Eagles, Managing Director of British Growers, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have
been given the opportunity to work with The Oxford Farming Conference, a prestigious
annual event which brings together the farming industry to discuss and debate big issues”.
“The Oxford Farming Conference Secretariat appointment enhances our portfolio of clients
and we look forward to developing a strong partnership.”
Pauline Sutton, Client Manager at British Growers, is heading up the secretariat team which
is responsible for administration, ticket sales and outreach programmes (Inspire, Scholars
and Bursaries), as well as the wider organisation administration and management of the
voluntary Board.
They join Hawk AV, Jane Craigie Marketing (JCM), and Clare Greener (partnership and
The theme for this year’s conference, the Power of Diversity, aims to celebrate all aspects of
diversity – people, farming systems, genetics, and markets, to name just a few. True to the
mission of the OFC, it will also explore the diversity of thought and opinion.
Chair of #OFC24, Welsh beef and arable farmer Will Evans, 45, praised British Growers for
taking on the “key role” of conference secretariat.
“I’m delighted to be working with British Growers,” said Will. “They bring a wealth of
experience to this key role and it’s great to know that with them at the helm all the
information will be in place for a fantastic conference.”


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