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Inspiring Women in the Rural Industries – 8 March 2017

Inspiring Women in the Rural Industries – 8 March 2017



This International Women’s Day, 8th March, Bishop Burton College is calling for women in the rural industries to #BeBoldforChange in 2017.

We all have the potential to be leaders and innovators for change… so why not find out how others have already started on that journey.



Detailed Description

Featuring some of the most inspiring ladies working in the rural industry, this event will showcase what it takes to succeed in business. Our guests will be taking to the stage to tell you their story; the good and the bad. It’s an event not to be missed!

Tickets are priced at £15 per person, which includes refreshments throughout the day, lunch and a donation to three worthwhile charities; R.A.B.I., Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yellow Wellies.

Book now to secure your place!

An exciting speaker line-up including;

Di Wastenage - Di is a director of Wastenage Farms, a family farming business based in Devon & Cornwall. In 2015, Di was awarded the Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year.

Jenny Costa - CEO and founder of Rubies in the Rubble, a sustainable food brand that makes delicious products out of fruit and vegetables that would otherwise be discarded.

Razan Alsous - Razan and her family fled war torn Syria in 2012 to start a new life in Yorkshire.  Just a few years later she is behind an award winning food business, Yorkshire Dama Cheese.

Jane King - Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and was formerly Farmers Weekly Editor for 9 years.

Alison O'Neill - Alison took on a hill farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with £60 in her pocket. Years later, the farm is thriving thanks to diversification into clothing. Find out how her stunning range of tweed clothing started.

Visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk for the full event programme.  

Kindly sponsored by ASDA and ABP

A percentage of the proceeds raised from ticket sales will be donated to R.A.B.I., Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Yellow Wellies initiative.

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