Women In Food & Farming – December Broadcast with Clare Keegan of Harper Adams University discussing The School of Sustainable Food & Farming

“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 500 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.

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.

In our December Broadcast, we had the great pleasure of having Clare Keegan, Head of Business Enterprise Services at Harper Adams University join us to discuss The School of Sustainable Food & Farming.

Together, with their key partners, they aim to: Educate, Inspire and Empower current and future farmers to achieve net zero within a sustainable farming and food system.

The School of Sustainable Food and Farming at Harper Adams University is supported by their steering partners: Morrisons, McDonalds UK & Ireland and the National Farmers Union. Their shared purpose is to:

  • Equip farmers with skills & knowledge towards Net Zero within sustainability parameters (economic, environmental and social)
  • Talk a common language with regards to Net Zero and Sustainable Farming
  • Improving farm data to track carbon emission reductions and sequestration offsetting at a whole farm system approach
  • Encourage new entrants into the food industry and a diversity of entrepreneurial people


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Filmed 6th December 2022.

To find out more about the initiative from Harper Adams University and its partners, CLICK THIS LINK

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