Recent research has shown that the number of female agricultural workers has grown by 26% over the last 3 years. There are already career opportunities for women in agriculture including the sciences, research and marketing which makes complete sense as many end users of agricultures’ products are women, but hopefully as modern machinery reduces the need for physical strength, more women will be able to carve a career in the farming industry and be in a position to confidently take on the family farm. We offer many short courses and other vocational training in agriculture if you fancy dipping your toes in the water or are ready to get more involved with the daily running of the farm rather than being the background driving force. Why not have a go at trailer towing or tractor driving? Whilst I have been working here, the women who have undertaken these tests have passed first time! Of course I would never suggest that women make better drivers. If you would like to meet other women like yourself, why not contact the WFU (women’s food and farming union) http://www.wfu.org.uk or go along to the Farming Connect Women in Agriculture Forum on the 25th June.