The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), traditionally held in Oxford University every January, will take place digitally in 2021.
Due to the uncertainty for travel and gatherings in the face of COVID-19, the OFC council decided it was best to replace the usual format with a one-day online event.
Conference chair Sally Williams said the event was run at breakeven or a slight loss every year and it was felt booking Oxford University only to have to cancel at a later date was not feasible.
The event will now take place online on Thursday 7 January.
In the meantime, a series of mini lectures called OFC Bitesize has been launched. The one-hour webinar series will be hosted on the first Thursday of every month from June to December 2020.
The first of these series takes place on 4 June and will feature a discussion on agricultural supply chains.