Talking Heads offers inspiring rural perspectives

Rural women are supporting one another by offering fascinating perspectives from across Yorkshire as part of a new Women In Farming initiative.

The WIF network, a group supported by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and the Yorkshire Rural Support Network, has introduced its Talking Heads video series as a way of connecting members virtually over the winter months.

After a tough 2020, the video clips offer a little light relief, some useful tips for well-being and some inspiring business stories to help lift the mood.

So far, superb insights have been shared by Susan Briggs, Director of The Tourism Network, Faith Douglas, Curator of Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Kate Balchin of Wold Top Brewery.

Next up, in February, we will hear from Victoria Fuller of The Robert Fuller Gallery, Thixendale.

Feedback to the series has been encouraging, with the videos premiered exclusively to members of Women In Farming’s private Facebook group before being shared more widely.

Here, we share all of the videos from our Talking Heads series to date.

The Yorkshire Women In Farming Facebook group was formed in April 2020 to offer a communal space for rural women with backgrounds in farming, food and the countryside to share advice, offer support and build friendships.

The group’s membership now numbers more than 300.

New members are welcome, visit the page for details and when completing your ‘request to join’ form please be sure to answer the questions in full and to agree to the group’s rules.

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