West Women in Farming Ireland, in conjunction with GMIT with host a comprehensive education event on Thursday January 25th, 2018.
The objective of the meeting is to encourage and motivate women on farms to diversify and contribute to the viability of the farm and the sustainability of their own rural community. They also aim to encourage the development and building of interpersonal links and the revival of the important social aspects too for those in remote areas.
The event will showcase the supports that are available to those setting up an agri-enterprise with experts in the fields of education, business and agriculture leading panel discussions. There will also be presentations from women who have found success with their enterprise, as explained by Martina Calvey, Ciara Shields and Paula Mullen of West Women in Farming Ireland.
The event runs from 9am to 2pm and will be opened by Anna May McHugh at 10 am and Mairead Lavery of Irish Country Living will MC the proceedings.
The special event is dedicated to women working on farms, in the wider world of agriculture, and everyone with concerns for rural areas, with an open invitation extended to all and admission, is free.
You can register for the event here or at the door.
West Women in Farming Ireland (WWFI) was set up as part of a national movement to empower and support women in agriculture. It is an inclusive group that has members from all backgrounds and ages involved in farming and agriculture. Since the founding committee met in April 2017 they have hosted four public events, eight committee meetings and a committee trip to the European Parliament as guests of MEP Mairead McGuinness. This has all been completed on a voluntary basis by the committee. Events organised by WWFI are all based on research conducted by the committee in early 2017 to highlight the needs identified among its growing membership.
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