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Women In Agriculture Scotland - Diversification

Broomhall House, Charlestown, Dunfermline KY11 3DU

This will be our fourth spring conference and we’re looking forward to another successful event, this time in the historic surroundings of Broomhall House.

The event is open to anyone with an interest in farming, and those who are thinking about diversifying in particular. For women working in Scottish agriculture, our events are an excellent opportunity to network, to share experiences and to exchange ideas.

Lord Bruce said: “It is good to see that the role of women in farming is finally being recognised in Scotland. Inevitably they will bring fresh insights to the challenge of diversification. My family has played a prominent part in the rural economy in this part of Scotland for over 400 years.

Although we have recently diversified into tourism and hospitality, the estate has always been a broadly-based enterprise – and on several occasions it has been run by strong-willed women.

The Women in Agriculture Scotlandcommittee comprises representatives from RHASS, Royal Bank of Scotland, SAOS, SAYFC, RSABI, Scotland’s Rural College, NFUS, Turcan Connell, Savills and WES to support women across rural Scotland, allowing them to share experiences of land-based industries; seek advice and skills-based learning and access networking and peer group support.



10.30am. Registration with tea or coffee

11.00am. Welcome and introduction to the day

11.15am. Professor Sally Shortall on the findings of the Government research on diversification with respect to Women in the Sector and implications thereon.

11.30am. Steven Mitchel, buffalo farmer, Fife

12 noon. Open Farm Sunday - Rebecca Dawes, Jane Craigie Marketing

12.30pm. Networking Lunch

1.30pm. Making the Most Of Your Farm Business - Planning and Resilience - Matthew Currie, Head of Rural Consultancy, Savills, Dumfries

3.30pm. Summing Up followed by tea or coffee

Parking - there is ample parking at the event. Registration Fee includes lunch, teas or coffees.

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