10 May 2017
Tree fodder: food for thought?

Does tree fodder have a role to play in today’s livestock farming in the UK?

22 June 2017
Agroforestry 2017

Improving productivity for farmers and foresters



20 April 2017
Innovative Farmers now free to join

Easier access to innovation as membership fees scrapped

19 April 2017
Sustainability of permaculture, organic and conventional farms

Seeking farms for sustainability assessments



1 February 2017
The future of UK organic support

Defra minister announces continued support post-Brexit

Conference proceedings

Annual Organic Producers’ Conferences

Since 2006, ORC has organised, with the support of IOTA, the Organic Growers Alliance and other organic organisations, an annual conference focusing on developing organic principles and best practice from technical, business, environmental and social perspectives. The conference is a meeting place for producers, advisers, researchers and other interested in organic/agro-ecological approaches to sustainable food production, exploring the latest ideas for developing systems and improving their performance.

The first four conferences were made possible through Defra/EU funding for the Organic Inform project, with all conferences also receiving valuable sponsorship from Triodos Bank and others.

The session summaries and most speaker presentations are available on-line by following the links below:

Future sustainability of organic and low-input milk production: Challenges and solutions.

This conference on 26-27 January 2016 at the Novotel in Bristol presented and debated the outcomes of the Sustainable Organic and Low- Input Dairying (SOLID) project Read reports and view presentations

Feeding the World conference

A conference to examine, searchingly and honestly, the claims and counter claims of one of the most critical issues of our time, genetic modification. Following the conference in 2008, we are able to offer powerpoints and audio recordings here.