Prospects for the UK dairy industry going forward and the vital role that women will play will be discussed by AHDB CEO, Jane King when she opens the Women in Dairy conference staged on 28 September at Sixways Stadium, Worcester.
By leaning on her current experiences overseeing transformation of the AHDB and her work as former editor/editorial director of Farmers Weekly, Jane will make some observations around dairy women as crucial agents of change.
The challenges and opportunities facing the dairy sector are significant, and Jane will argue that she is optimistic and excited about how the industry will compete and thrive in future.
Women generally make up 28% of the workforce within British agriculture and the number of women running farms has steadily increased to just over 25,000, according to Government figures.
Women are also on the rise in senior positions right across key farming organisations, like the NFU, AHDB and Defra. There is also a significant rise in the number of female students on agricultural courses.
Many of the softer skills women bring to farm businesses are game changing in driving fresh approaches on farm. Nowhere is this more evident than in the dairy sector.
For copies of the conference programme and registration details please contact Victoria Chomiak on 0845 458 2711 or firstname.lastname@example.org