Women in Agriculture

New for this year will be Women in Agriculture discussion groups. The Scottish Government’s study on “Women in Farming and the Agriculture Sector” highlighted a number of issues for women in agriculture.  Recommendations in the report stated that practical hands on training programmes need to be targeted at women, and there are a number of topics that women have identified as their priorities for learning.

A series of three workshops in six regions aims to provide structured knowledge transfer and opportunities for women to improve confidence, gain and develop skills and build a business network to further their rural businesses.


Women in agriculture: Inverness – Post-event summary

The sun shone on the second Inverness group meeting, held at Kinnahaird, Contin; the farm of Amy Grant which is run in partnership with her mum, Dorothy.   Poppy Frater led…

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Women in agriculture: Caithness – Post-event summary

The  meeting was held at Spittal Mains Farm, by kind permission of the Erridge & Southall Families – this was recently led by SAC Consultant Cat MacGregor.  An excellent turnout…

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Women in agriculture: Argyll – Post-event summary

At the second of the Argyll Women in Agriculture meetings, we went back to the basics of soil health and nutrition; what is soil made of, what nutrients can be…

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