The Farm Advisory Service has been running Women in Agriculture events since 2017, following the publication of the “Women in Farming and the Agriculture Sector” report by the Scottish Government. The discussion groups and the Facebook group are open to all women working in Scottish agriculture, from those with daily involvement in a farm business, to those who are just starting out and interested in finding out more about farming. Meetings vary from daytime workshops to evening seminars.
A range of topics have been covered so far including: grassland management, making the most of EID, soil management, farmland conservation and biodiversity, and record keeping. Event summaries and links to useful information can be found below.
There are a series of events planned for each region for 2019/2020. Check the events section below for upcoming meetings. The groups are funded by FAS and facilitated by SAC Consulting staff in the following regions:
If you have any queries, please contact Mary-Jane Lawrie on 0131 6037523, firstname.lastname@example.org
Launched on International Women’s Day 2019, there is now an online discussion group for those who cannot get to the workshops in person. Click here to get involved with a wonderful group of like-minded women.
Women in Agriculture: Borders – Getting More Meat From GrassBorders Machinery Ring read more >
Farming in the Online Age: Staying Safe (Thainstone)Thainstone Centre read more >
Farming in the Online Age: Staying Safe (Stirling)King Robert Hotel read more >
Farming in the Online Age: Staying Safe (Edinburgh)Stair Arms Hotel read more >
Farming in the Online Age: Staying Safe (Stranraer)Kirkcowan Village Hall read more >
Women in Agriculture: Orkney – Personal Resilience for Business SuccessThe Orkney Distillery read more >
Women in Agriculture: Argyll – Succession PlanningLoch Fyne Hotel & Spa read more >
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