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.
Guest speaker: Emily Norton - Director and Head of Rural Research at Savills, talking on “The future of farming – making sense of Brexit, covid, carbon and food.”
Emily is responsible for generating and guiding the production of high-quality insight and commentary on rural property, agricultural policy and sustainability topics across England and Scotland for Savills. She is highly recognised for her presentations and talks on key rural topics and provides policy and investment advice. She is a 2018 Nuffield Scholar, and a director of the Oxford Farming Conference for 2020-2023.