“Women in Food and Farming” is a group of professional women in food, agriculture and the land-based industries at all stages of their careers, who get together to discuss business issues, support each other via mentorship and advice, and help generate networks of contacts that might be useful to themselves and their businesses.
Founded in 2011 by Christine Tacon CBE, the group started back in 2011 with just five women and has now grown to over 400 members. Christine is known to many as the first Grocery Code Adjudicator and head of the Co-op’s farming business, she has just been appointed Chair of Assured Food Standards which operates the Red Tractor Assurance scheme amongst other roles.
In our current strange times, Beanstalk is very proud to offer our extensive platforms to allow Women in Food and Farming to continue their conversation and debate and to encourage new members ongoing to join them, be that on a virtual Broadcast basis.
On our third Broadcast for the Group, Christine gives a group update before Max MacGillivray – Editor in Chief of Beanstalk, talks with the great Jane Craigie on the Rural Youth Project that she is highly involved with. Jane is a Chartered Marketer with over 25 years’ experience in marketing within the agri-food sector. She is a member of the executive board of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and the council of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.
The Rural Youth Project is an international grassroots movement for positive change to empower young people (18 to 28 years of age) to develop their leadership, enterprise & activism skills, to play an integral part in making rural places attractive and viable for young people to build their lives and their futures there. Ultimately the project wants to better understand young rural people, inter-generational links and to stem the outflow of vibrant young people from rural places. The session with Jane seeks to understand how our rural Gen Zs and millennials are feeling post Covid. What keeps them living rurally, where their challenges lie and what can be done to support them and to keep them driving rural communities forward.
It is a fascinating conversation with Jane!
Post the main Broadcast, we ran our very successful break out rooms with all those participating allowing lots of chat and debate!
You can also join the Women in Food & Farming by going over to the administrators of the Group – MorePeople by CLICKING THIS LINK.
To see the record, just click on the picture below!
See you in early Feb for the next Women in Food and Farming Broadcast!
Filmed 5th Jan 2021
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