‘Be Your Best Self’ Campaign Supports Women in Agriculture

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The ‘be your best self’ programme from the Scottish Government is helping to support women in agriculture through training and support.

Its aim is to the build confidence, abilities, and develop leadership skills of women working in farming across Scotland.

NFU Scotland is welcoming the return of the programme after a pilot which ran from 2019-2020 proved a success.

Head of Policy Team at NFU Scotland Gemma Cooper, who also participated the pilot, said: “It is fantastic to see Scottish Government further invest in the development of women in agriculture in Scotland. From personal experience, this is an excellent programme and one that any woman working in Scottish agriculture should consider.”

Now applications for the programme are open for the blended learning courses being offered online and in person for up to 200 women in 2021.

Gemma Cooper added: “This course is the next stage from work carried out by the Women in Agriculture Taskforce, a panel which included past NFUS President, Andrew McCornick.  The pilot courses had excellent feedback and I know they were a huge benefit to those who attended them.  

“Investment such as this can only be a positive thing for industry and for organisations such as NFUS as it will help ensure that talented individuals are enabled to progress in their careers and in representative organisations.”

More information can be found on: https://www.ruralpayments.org/topics/all-schemes/women-in-agriculture/

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