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A new source of funding for training aims to address inequality and provide more opportunities for women in agriculture in Scotland.

The Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund will give women in the agricultural industry the chance to develop their skills and talents with the help of £100,000 worth of training provided by the Scottish Government.

Administered by Lantra Scotland, it will provide practical, land-based skills training with full funding of up to £500 per course. Support for higher value courses may also be available.

The Fund is open to women resident in Scotland who are working in agriculture, studying it, or who can demonstrate how a training course will support the development of their business or employment options.

Eligible training courses include environmental, technical, health and safety, plants and animals, business, machinery and equipment training.

Find out more here.

If you are not involved in agriculture then you might be eligible for our women in the rural economy training fund.