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Michael Gove to attend Oxford Real Farming Conference

12 Dec 2018
Frontdesk / Finance

Michael Gove, will be attending the 10th annual Oxford Real Farming Conference on January 3, 2019, to take part in a Question and Answer session.

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Following 2018’s packed out plenary session with Mr Gove and Zach Goldsmith, the Secretary of State will return to the fringe event to answer questions about the future of farming in the UK, hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology and chaired by Labour MP Kerry McCarthy.

Ms McCarthy said: “I’m very pleased that the Secretary of State has accepted an invitation to speak at the ORFC for the second year running. It shows that agroecological approaches are entering the mainstream, and gaining in influence. This will be an ideal opportunity to quiz him on the Agriculture Bill currently going through Parliament, and of course, Brexit.”

Mr Gove's appearance will compliment a raft of other sessions that dig deeper into the future of farming post-Brexit – with issues ranging from fishing policy to animal welfare regulation, and with debates exploring the value of natural capital, what constitutes a healthy diet and how to hold government to account for a ‘Green Brexit’.

Tickets for the ORFC have now sold out, with this year’s capacity larger than ever at 1000 attendees. And with almost 100 sessions across the two days featuring more than 200 speakers, it is sure to be a memorable event.