29 June 2018
Future regulation for organic farming

Producer meeting in Cirencester

3 July 2018
National Organic Combinable Crops 2018

Booking now open!



18 June 2018
Martin Wolfe receives lifetime achievement award

For services to plant breeding, diversity, the environment and sustainable food production.

11 June 2018
Impacts of conversion to 100% organic management

New research reveals the production impact of a large-scale conversion to organic management in England and Wales



18 June 2018
Government support needed for agroforestry

Parliamentary wake up call for putting trees at the heart of agriculture

Conference proceedings

Annual Organic Producersí 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.