It is International Women’s Day (March 8) and there are plenty of incredible women to celebrate in the industry. Here, Emily Ashworth looks at ten social media accounts to follow to learn more about life in agriculture.
From all walks of life and involved in sectors across the farming industry, there are thousands of women in the UK who are using their social media presence to educate and inform people about agriculture.
From livestock farmers to crofters and farming officials, although Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are brimming with inspiring accounts, here are just ten to keep an eye out for.
Farmers Guardian’s 2018 Farming Hero, Jude Capper, livestock sustainability consultant and animal scientist, is what farming is all about. After battling cancer too, Jude is passionate about promoting British farming and produce. You can follow her on Twitter @Bovidiva
As NFU President, Minette really is ‘doing it for the girls.’ Highly praised for her unwavering dedication to the industry, she is also the first women to become president of the historic organisation. You can follow her on Twitter @Minette_Batters
Jemma has had quite the journey back in to farming. After living in London and working in TV, she found herself back on the farm after being involved in an accident which left her in hospital for weeks. Her account documents farm life from every angle. You can follow her on Twitter @meandeweblog
It was quite the picture when Liz Haines took to the stage at the Women in Dairy conference with her baby strapped to her chest. A true advocate of farming women, you can follow her on Twitter @Lizhaines6
Sally is a sheep farmer from Northumberland and writes about farm and family life. She has also just released her first book, A farmer’s diary. Sally documents life as sheep farmer, telling all of the ups and the downs. You can follow her on Twitter @PintSizedFarmer
Emily is head of rural research at Savills Rural UK and has been announced as director of the Oxford Farming Conference 2021-3. An insight into agriculture from a different perspective, you can follow her on Twitter @emilymnorton
They made their debut on the much-loved series, This Farming Life. With a background in conservation, Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer run the farm in the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland and have documented their journey since. You can follow them on Twitter @lynbreckcroft
Well-known for her social following and appearances on major TV shows, Hannah, AKA The Red Shepherdess, has proved to be a huge hit within the industry and outside. Her most recent accolade saw her guest present on Countryfile. You can follow her on Twitter @redshepherdess and Instagram @redshepherdess