Food & Education Rural e-Network

This February the FeRN organisation, the Food and Education Rural e-Network, was launched to provide a voice for women in the agri-food sector. FeRN is a new voluntary organisation which aims to offer a fresh viewpoint on the UK agri-food industry and will primarily run as a women’s e-organisation, to facilitate communication and debate between members across the UK and Europe.

“We want to be a focal point for all women of all ages working at all levels of the food,
farming and rural sectors – from chief executive to farm secretary, scientist to supermarket buyer, consultant to farmer – to be able to meet, network, discuss and debate the industry they are part of,” explains FeRN chairman Sue Archer.

FeRN’s aim is for members to set-up local and regional networks across the UK. The national office will act as a knowledge exchange hub enabling members to contribute up-to-date opinion, news and information online and by email. The website will be developed over the next few months, so all you women in the food and farming sector go take a look at their website.