Two Free Events via the ORFC

The Oxford Real Farming Conference and Funding for Enlightened Agriculture are hosting two free sessions with Marmalade, a new platform for social change events, which launches on the 13th-17th April in Oxford.

Session one:
Innovations in funding Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Wednesday 15 April 2015, 10 - 11am

How can social finance support Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)*? 

Join Michael Norton (+ others TBC) to discuss what innovative funding models are there to support community farming, whether community shares are the way forward and how CSAs can take advantage of the social investment tax relief (SITR).

Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and the local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.

The event is free but booking is required. Follow this link to book your place:

Session two:  

Are microdairies the future? - Wednesday 15 April 2015, time TBC

With the UK dairy industry in crisis, do microdairies with minimal input costs offer a solution? How robust is the business model and do they offer a route into the farming sector for budding entrepreneurs?

Join Michael Norton, Colin Tudge and Nick Snelgar (Maple Field Farm) to discuss this growing industry.

The event is free but booking is required. Follow this link to book your place:

There are slides and audio recorded at this year's Oxford Real Farming Conference. Click on the links below to get a taste of what you missed or to relive your experiences:

Video and presentations from the Farming Outside the Box stream
Audio and presentations from the Digging Deep stream 

Audio and presentations from the New Generation, New ideas stream 
Audio and presentations form the Nuts & Bolts stream