SAS show shepherdess to speak at farming conference
Two prominent farming icons will be joining NFU Cymru for its inaugural conference, entitled She Who Dares…Farms, aimed at showcasing the contribution women make to the farming industry.
National Farmers’ president Minette Batters, along with shepherdess and runner up of prime time TV show, SAS: Who Dares Wins, Hannah Jackson, will both be keynote speakers at the conference.
NFU Cymru county adviser for Monmouthshire, Brecon and Radnor, Stella Owen said: “The title of our conference – She Who Dares…Farms – encapsulates women in farming, they are forging their way and breaking the mould in what has historically been viewed as a very male-dominated industry.
“The aim of this conference is to bring women involved with farming businesses, together to share knowledge, ideas and most of all to raise the profile of women who can become more involved with the union and the industry as a whole. We are already fortunate to have a wealth of resource with female group secretaries, county chairs and commodity board delegates.
“We’re launching this conference on International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s achievements.
Over the years times have changed and women are not only running farms but often work off-farm or have separate diversification enterprises all whilst juggling childcare, family and farm life, and we want to showcase this.
“We’re delighted to have Minette and Hannah address the conference. They have both forged successful careers in farming and we’re looking forward to hearing about their journeys in the industry, we’re sure it’ll be very inspiring. I would also like to thank, Barclays Bank for their kind sponsorship of the event.”
NFU Cymru is looking forward to welcoming farmers from different sectors and across all areas of Wales.
The full conference line-up will be announced in the coming weeks and months. To register your attendance please contact the NFU Cymru office on: 01982-554-200.