Women in Farming Event

Posted: 15th September 2015

WiFYorkshire Rural Support Network event at Pavilions, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate on Wednesday 7th October 2015.

Women in Farming Event – PDF

After the success of last year’s event, The Yorkshire Rural Support Network, in conjunction with Barclays, Coles Solicitors and RABI, is delighted to be holding a second Women in Farming Conference on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at Pavilions of Harrogate from 11am to 2.30pm which includes a buffet lunch. The focus of this event will be ‘The public face of farming – pathways to progress’ and will explore how we interact and engage with and informally ‘educate’ the wider public about food, farming and the countryside.

Our presenters will include Oliver McEntyre, Barclays Agricultural Specialist who will set the scene. Judith Wood, Barclays Agriculture Manager based in Northallerton will Chair the event and introduce speakers including Heather Copley, Director at Farmer Copley’s Farmshop, near Pontefract, Caroline Bell of Acorn Dairy, Co. Durham, Jane Fowler who is a Rural Development specialist based near Ripon and Christine Ryder who is a Farmhouse bed and breakfast owner and Farmers Guardian columnist. They all have a wealth of experience of running rural businesses as well as dealing with the wider public. Each presenter has their own unique story to tell and the event will celebrate and acknowledge the role of women in farming in its widest sense as we continue our efforts to promote British farming, food and our vital countryside. Women sometimes have a different approach to how best to engage with the public and this event will certainly demonstrate some innovative ideas. All are welcome and registration is essential.

Please contact Kate Dale at kated@yas.co.uk or telephone 07912 495604 to book your place. The cost is £5/head and there will be a Yorkshire hamper raffle with proceeds going to The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

The Yorkshire Rural Support Network is based at The Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ and is supported by The Yorkshire Agricultural Society.