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Vital role women play in farming recognised by Minister

The Deputy Minister said she was keen to encourage more women into the industry and is urging those already in agriculture in Wales to make the most of the new and exciting opportunities available to them

The important role women play in agriculture was recognised today by the Welsh Government’s Food and Farming Deputy Minister, Rebecca Evans, at a conference seeking to encourage women to fulfil their full potential within the industry.

 

Farmers Guardian Editor, Emma Penny, was another keynote speaker at the Women in Agriculture Forum, held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, in Carmarthenshire.

 

The Deputy Minister said she was keen to encourage more women into the industry and is urging those already in agriculture in Wales to make the most of the new and exciting opportunities available to them.

 

“Women play an important role in the development of agricultural businesses and are very often the driving force behind introducing and implementing positive changes within the business,” she added.

 

“I want to encourage women to continue the good work they have been doing and would urge them to seek further opportunities to help realise the vision I share with many in the industry of a modern, professional and profitable agriculture industry, embedding a culture of continuous professional development and improved business focus.

 

“Earlier this month I launched an important consultation that sets out the vision for the industry’s future in Wales.

 

“Our Strategic Framework for Welsh Agriculture describes the challenges, opportunities and threats we face and outlines how we – the Welsh Government, industry bodies, farmers and yourselves – can bring about this change by working together.

 

“We will need strong leadership from within the industry and many women are ideally equipped and placed to provide that strong leadership.

 

“I am confident that embracing the kind of positive change we envisage, being open-minded to new opportunities and discovering better ways of working can lead to greater prosperity for your own businesses and for the wider industry.

 

“I will continue to do all I can to make sure that women in the farming industry receive the encouragement, mentoring, support and guidance they need to help on this important journey.”

 

The conference programme includes a number of facilitated workshops on rural topics.

 

Among those attending the event, leading debates and workshops, are prominent figures from the sector, including Dr Rosie Plummer, Director of the National Botanic Garden, Llior Radford, from Llaeth y Llan, and Susie Emmett, of Green Shoots Productions.


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