The walk to the farm, organized by property adviser Savills, law firm Shakespeare Martineau, chartered accountants Forrester Boyd, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), was held at the Blankney Estate in Navenby fand is the first in a series of events for 2022 created especially for women working in agriculture in the East Midlands.
The event brought together women from all aspects of agriculture, as well as women who are new to the industry or who have built a career in agriculture.
As well as giving them the opportunity to network and share their experiences working in agriculture, participants were able to visit the 14,000-acre Blankney Estate farm, which produces a range of traditional arable crops, from corn to supply its biogas plant, and a mixture of grasses to feed its chlorophyll plant.
Lucie Muddiman of Savills said: “As farmers look for ways to improve and protect the environment while meeting growing consumer demands, Blankney is focusing on ways to diversify the farm.
“As such, it was really interesting to get a first-hand look at some of the ways they are doing this with like-minded women from the East Midlands rural economy.”
The next event in the 2022 Women in Agriculture series is a farm walk at Hammond Produce’s Kennelwood site in Rufford on Wednesday June 8 – for more information call Sarah Duxbury on 01522 585501.