Farming - From the Female Perspective!

The joys and challenges of farming from the female perspective are the subject of a lunch event being organised by the Yorkshire Rural Support Network.

Lorna Tyson, a farmer’s wife and businesswoman from The Wirral, is the guest speaker at the event on Thursday 21 March at Sandburn Hall, near Flaxton, York.

Kate Dale, the Network Co-ordinator said: “Women are often at the very heart of farming businesses so this event is aimed at bringing together people of like mind who might otherwise be coping with pressures on their own. We hope it will prove both informative and enjoyable.”

The event begins with coffee at 10.30am, followed by Mrs Tyson’s talk and then a two course lunch. The event is also supported by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, The Tenant Farmers Association, McCains, and Cundalls RFAS, which offers business and administration services to farming businesses and are also auctioneers and land agents.

Tickets are limited to 50 and cost £15 per head. For more information please contact Kate Dale on or 07912 495 604.


28 February 2013

Judy Thompson, PR Manager, Yorkshire Agricultural Society – 07903 326170 or email


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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. Best known for staging the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England's Premier Agricultural event and Countryside Live, it's sister event. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to nearly £1m. The 2016 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. The Society plays a key role in supporting rural life, through grants, sponsorships and has a very active education department which runs a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge of young people and their teachers about the important role farmers play in producing our food and caring for the landscape. An important date on the annual calendar is the annual Countryside Days event when thousands of primary school children use the showground as a resource for learning. In June 2009, the Society also opened its Regional Agricultural Centre at the showground which will be a focus for excellence for the industry, as well as the new home of the Society. Yorkshire Event Centre Limited (YEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and all YEC’s profits go to fund its charitable work. Who's Who in the Yorkshire Agricultural SocietyChairman: Simon TheakstonPresident: Sarah YorkPresident Elect: Lord MiddletonChief Executive: Nigel Pulling