Be Your Best Self

The Be Your Best Self personal development programme for Women in Agriculture is an expansion of a pilot programme run in 2020. It is an integral part of the Scottish Government’s vision to make Scottish agriculture a fairer, more inclusive industry, where farm succession is not determined by gender, training is accessible to everyone, and more women take on senior roles in agricultural organisations.

Be Your Best Self aims to support women living or working in agriculture in Scotland to build their confidence, enhance their skills, and develop their leadership abilities.

The course contains a number of elements including:

Understanding and enhancing mental fitness

Building confidence and resilience

Getting to know your strengths and how to play to them

When and how best to work with others

Building a relevant network with likeminded women in agriculture

As the programme is fully funded by The Scottish Government it is free to attend.

Our initial courses in October 2021 and January 2022 will be run virtually over Zoom but our intention is to run face-to-face courses in 2022 if any applicants have connectivity issues. For our virtual courses sessions will be delivered in bite sized modules of between 1 – 3 hours at a time.

Applications are now open. More details and the application form can be found here: Any questions can be emailed to

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