The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has agreed to fund six places at the upcoming Women in Food and Agriculture (WFA) Summit.

Those interested are asked to submit a short video application, covering the key areas noted on the RHASS Award page, by midnight on Sunday, October 17.

RHASS chairman Bill Gray said:

RHASS are delighted to be supporting the chance for six applicants to attend, so that they can return with fresh ideas and strategies to advance their organisations, businesses and the sector as a whole in Scotland.

“This is an excellent opportunity for both men and women working in the Scottish food and agriculture sectors to meet with like-minded peers from across the world and champion diversity and inclusion in our industry.”

 Women in Food & Agriculture Summit

The WFA Summit takes place in Frankfurt, Germany on December 2 and 3.

The annual meetup brings together inspirational speakers for a thought-provoking agenda and in-person networking.

The event will provide attendees with a valuable platform to network and learn from other women working across the worldwide food and agricultural sector.

Successful RHASS applicants will also have access to the WFA Community Hub for 12 months, allowing ongoing learning and support after the Summit. Access includes participating in group discussions, advice on key issues, and the opportunity to share experience sharing and ambitions with like–minded members.

Also included are workshops, training sessions, roundtables, podcasts and structured networking and pre-event webinars/portals to meet fellow attendees in advance of the WFA Summit.

Katrina Barclay, Women in Agriculture Scotland committee member (pictured above) commented:  

“We are aware the appetite to re-engage with in-person networking is growing and this opportunity to send a group of individuals to the event in December, supported by RHASS, is a fantastic prospect.  

 “We are looking for applications from anyone who feels they can share their experience and knowledge gained from an exciting event program of workshops and seminars. So, if you are outgoing, confident to engage on our social media platforms and feel a group outing is what you need, please apply."