Book now – Women in Farming Autumn Gathering – 12th October 2021

Book now – the Women in Farming Network will hold a day of information, challenge and celebration on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at Pavilions of Harrogate.

The award-winning events venue at the Great Yorkshire Showground is the setting for the Network’s annual Autumn Gathering which will be held between 10am and 2.30pm, sponsored by Barclays and Savills.

It promises to be a wonderful opportunity to come together again for women – and men – from farming families and businesses across Yorkshire and we can’t wait to welcome you!

A diverse panel of speakers will offer a variety of thought-provoking insights as we look to the future with a commitment to embrace change and succeed.

Our speakers:

Annabel Makin-Jones

Annabel Makin-Jones

Annabel of Annabel’s Deliciously British, Micklefield, Leeds is an environmentalist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and fifth-generation farmer.

It is her personal mission to get more people buying British all year round. She cares about giving back to society as well as the land, which is why a proportion of every sale she makes goes to charity.

Dr Diane Brown

Dr Diane Brown

Diane is a wellbeing life coach, helping women who want to get more active and enjoy greater mental wellbeing.

She spent 15 years working at a corporate multi-national, until motherhood and burnout caused her to pause and re-examine her direction in life.

After re-training in wellbeing life coaching in 2017, and sports and exercise psychology in 2018, she now runs The Active Wellbeing Academy, helping women transform their lives.

Please note: Diane replaces Andrea Morrison on the panel who, due to unforeseen circumstances, is no longer able to join us.

Professor Sally Shortall

Prof Sally Shortall

Sally is Duke of Northumberland Professor of Rural Economy and is interested in rural social science generally.

She is specifically known for her work on gender and agriculture, and is currently doing funded research on women entrepreneurs in English farm businesses, and the future role of rural village halls in digitally connecting remote rural communities.

Sophie Jenkinson

Sophie Jenkinson

Sophie studied Zoology at the University of Exeter, with a year abroad at the University of Guelph in Canada where she specialised in Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

An Agriculture, Fisheries and Sustainable Sourcing specialist for Morrisons Farming Team, Sophie works with the wider Morrisons agriculture team and their key suppliers on topics such as animal welfare, net zero agriculture targets, and deforestation related policies.

Alice Liddle

Alice Liddle

Alice is the fourth generation to farm at Stainburn, near Harrogate. She has shown sheep at the Great Yorkshire Show since a young age and sits on the Yorkshire Agricultural Society Council.

Alice works in the Agriculture team at Morrisons’ own egg packing site, Chippindale Foods at Flaxby. Her family proudly supply Fodder farm shop with their locally produced Liddle Lamb.

The event will be chaired by Judith Wood of Barclays Agriculture and there will be a special video message from NFU President Minette Batters

Delegates will be provided with a buffet lunch and lots of opportunities for networking.

Price: £20 per head.

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