Women in Agriculture Group is ‘Gaining Influence’.

The group, started in partnership with NFU Scotland, has announced it is hosting a fourth meeting on 6 November with a range of insightful industry speakers.

Having gained a lot of support and momentum from their first three meetings, the Women in Agriculture group is hosting another event at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Gogarburn, with the appropriate theme being ‘Gaining Influence’.

The speakers booked to present at the meeting include Minette Batters (NFU Deputy President) and Fergus Ewing’s four agricultural champions; Henry Graham (Scottish Chair of Lantra), Archie Gibson (Chair of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation), Marion MacCormick (Former Buying Director for Aldi), and John Kinnaird (Farmer and Former President of NFUS).

The event is organised to help women working in rural areas share experiences, seek advice and support from women who have been in similar situations, gain skills and training to bring back to their businesses and communities, and gain access to a network other women in the agriculture industry.

Booking a place for the free event is essential and must be done by Friday 27 October, although considering the popularity of previous events as soon as possible is advised.

Minette Batters, NFU Vice President who has been announced as key speaker for the event, said: “I'm so pleased to be part of this Women in Agriculture event, and I'm looking forward to sharing my farming journey, as well as my passion for our great industry, hopefully inspiring others that only by getting involved can they help shape a successful and profitable future for farming in Scotland and across the whole of the UK.”

Notes to Editor


Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4108

Author: Douglas Ross

Date Published:

News Article No.: 156/17

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