Shropshire Group chair heads strong line up for Oxford Farming Conference

John Shropshire OBE, chief executive of salad and vegetable supplier Shropshire Group, will be dishing out advice to growers on "managing change and making things happen" at the Oxford Farming Conference in January.

Shropshire, whose firm has a reported turnover of over £80m, is one of many well-known speakers attending the conference, which is due to take place in Oxford University's examination halls from 4-6 January 2011.

Shropshire is joined by another famous name in the fresh produce industry - chairman of Fresca Group, Chris Mack - who will give a talk entitled "high-tech horticulture sets the tone for the future."

Other speakers include the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Ciolos, Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Defra, and Christine Tacon, the 2011 OFC Chairman and managing director of Co-operative Farms.

Tacon said: "The 2013 CAP reform plans will already be well formed in Brussels so Oxford will be a great opportunity to hear first hand from Dacian Ciolos what the policy changes might be and how they might affect UK farmers."

For more information on the conference visit www.ofc.org.uk/


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

How will reduced apple and pear harvests hit the industry?

How will reduced apple and pear harvests hit the industry?

This spring, many top-fruit growers in the UK and across Europe were dismayed to discover that swathes of their orchards had been hit by frost.

How should fruit growers prepare for water abstraction reform?

How should fruit growers prepare for water abstraction reform?

Upcoming reforms to water abstraction licensing will for the first time cap the amount of water that fruit growers can take for trickle irrigation.

Getting a measure of the production labour crisis

Getting a measure of the production labour crisis

At a debate during last week's Fruit Focus trade show in Kent, senior industry figures painted a bleak picture of an increasingly difficult seasonal labour market that is already impacting on investment.