The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is hosting a webinar on International Women’s Day next Tuesday, March 8.

The ‘women in agriculture’ webinar will celebrate the women who work in the agricultural industry and shine a light on issues that many may face today.

Beginning at 10:00a.m, attendees will hear from Kate Miles, charity manager at The DPJ Foundation; Nicola Davies, chair of Council at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society; Caryl Hughes, regional vice-chairman of the National Sheep Association and FUW member; and Gwenno Davies, senior account executive at FUW Insurance Services.

The panel will be drawing upon their experiences within the agricultural industry to discuss the mental health of women in agriculture, the change in attitudes they’ve witnessed over time and the organisations that have supported them in their careers.

Chairing the meeting is north Wales beef and sheep farmer Teleri Fielden (pictured top), who said:

“During the 90 minute webinar, we will explore how to further empower women in the agricultural industry, address bias, stereotypes and discrimination and discuss how agriculture in Wales and the UK has the potential to lead the way in creating a sustainable industry that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

“I hope many of you can join us for what promises to be a thought provoking and confidence inspiring webinar.”

Registration can be completed beforehand.