The future of farming workforce to be topic of debate sponsored by Thrings

Thrings Agriculture farming workforce

The future of the farming workforce is the topic of a prestigious annual debate sponsored by Thrings.

Having supported the rural sector for more than 300 years, the firm is proud to continue its longstanding commitment as a sponsor of the Oxford Farming Conference taking place in January.

This year’s event, the first since 2020 to take place in-person, will address the cumulative biodiversity, climate, food and energy crises currently faced by the world, with a particular focus on farming. Reflecting the theme of Thrings’ recent Agriculture Seminar, which addressed the impact of climate change on the sector, the conference will explore potential solutions to the topic with optimism and determination not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Thrings again co-sponsors the prestigious Oxford Union Debate, one of the Conference’s flagship events, which takes place on Thursday, 5 January and will be disputing whether humans will, or will not, be needed on farms in a generation’s time.

Duncan Sigournay, Head of the Thrings Agriculture Team, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-running partnership with the Oxford Farming Conference as it returns to being in-person and seeks to tackle the biggest challenges facing the industry and indeed the world today.

“It is particularly pleasing to be sponsoring the Oxford Union debate once again which, this year, is tackling a very contentious topic that many of our clients are faced with, pitting the benefits of experienced manpower against the efficiencies of modern technology.”

If you have any enquiries about these or any other challenges faced by the farming sector, please contact our Agriculture team. To find out more about the Oxford Farming Conference and get tickets, click here.