A Women in Agriculture group visited the factory which produces Borderfields Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil during a networking event at Redhill, Nottinghamshire.
Women from the farming sector were taken on a tour of the factory to see how the oil is produced, followed by an opportunity to tasting session where they shared their experiences of working in agriculture.
The visit was organised by land agents and farm consultants Savills, law firm Shakespeare Martineau, chartered accountants Forrester Boyd, the Country Land and Business Association and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.
It was the second in a series of events for 2022 created especially for women working in food and agriculture in the East Midlands, following a farm walk on the Blankney Estate in Lincolnshire.
The event brought together women from all sectors of the industry – from those who work on a small family farm to people in expansive agriculture organisations, as well as women who are new to the industry or who have built a career in farming.
Event organiser Romina Llorente from the rural team at Savills said: “It is a fabulous example of a farm business vertically integrating through the supply chain and taking the product from farm to fork.
“The group found it really interesting to get a first-hand look at how a Nottinghamshire-based farm has diversified their business and taken the produce they grow on the farm and turned it into a product that they can sell direct to the consumer.”