Meet the Team
In January 2010 a small group with an interest in agriculture launched an alternative event to explore the issues they believed mattered most to people - health, animal welfare, biodiversity, food security. So began the first annual Oxford Real Farming Conference, founded on a manifesto that set out a simple aim: to provide good food, for everyone, forever.
Graham Harvey (Co-founder)
An agriculture graduate, Graham has been writing about food and farming for more than 30 years. He is author of a number of books including The Killing of the Countryside, We Want Real Food and The Carbon Fields. He is a script-writer on The Archers and was for many years the programme's agricultural story editor.
Ruth West (Co-founder)
Ruth West is married to Colin. She has worked as a consultant at the UN (WHO, UNEP) but now spends her time on food and farming issues, setting up the Campaign for Real Farming with Colin, and more recently The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology with Pete Riley.
Colin Tudge (Co-founder)
Colin Tudge is a biologist by education and the author of Good Food for Everyone Forever. He is co-founder of the Campaign for Real Farming (www.campaignforrealfarming.org) and is seeking to establish a College for Enlightened Agriculture.
Harry Greenfield (Co-ordinator)
Harry has worked in various campaigning and research roles including organising meetings on agricultural investment for the Campaign for Real Farming. He has also researched environmental issues in South America.