To celebrate International Women’s Day and to challenge a few stereotypes in the process the South West Women in Agriculture will be holding an event at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet on Friday, March 6.

The Challenging Stereotypes #EachforEqual event, which runs from 9.30am-12.30pm will be hosted by the President of the Royal Bath & West Society, HM Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw.

Guest speakers include Sally Mitchell, an agricultural partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt since 2016. She manages the Dorchester office and recently became a full partner with the firm and GTH’S first female partner.

Mary Quicke MBE is the 14th generation of the Quicke family on Home Farm and has been running the Quicke’s cheese business since 1987. She will be speaking alongside Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds of eat:Festivals. They work in the food and drink sector in the South West. They have been an outspoken visible champion for gay rights over many years, notably demonstrated by their high-profile speaking engagements and prominence within the events sector.

Completing the line-up is Lindsey Carnell, a fifth generation tenant farmer, branch chairwoman of the Wrington NFU and Deputy Chairwoman of Somerset NFU.