It has taken more than a century for Britain’s largest farming union to elect a woman as its leader.
The sector is now seen to be “embracing change” as they elect Minette Batters as the 35th president for the National Farmers’ Union. Given the uncertainty of Brexit, Minette has a challenge ahead of her and faces “one of the most turbulent times for British agriculture since the end of the Second World War.”
“There are many great women that have gone before me and many great women that will come after me and hopefully, one day, being a woman won’t be newsworthy,” she said. “Men and woman have been farming together for millennia.”