Women’s work­shop to hear from ex­ec­u­tive turned farmer

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A LO­CAL cor­po­rate ex­ec­u­tive turned farmer will share her story at a ‘Re­silience in the face of Ad­ver­sity’ work­shop or­gan­ised by Net­work Ire­land Wick­low.

The work­shop is for in­ter­ested pro­fes­sional Wick­low women, and men, and takes place in Fish­ers of New­town­moun­tkennedy and FOOD at Fish­ers Café, New­town­moun­tkennedy on Tues­day Septem­ber 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..

Farmer and en­tre­pre­neur, Mar­garet Hoc­tor runs Kil­mullen Farm along with her hus­band sell­ing lamb di­rect, pro­duc­ing lo­cal Wick­low ap­ple juice and fresh corn as well as run­ning a livery. Mar­garet is also a key trainer for Board Bia as an ex­pert in the food pro­duce and mar­ket­ing field and has run cour­ses through­out Ire­land.

‘I am look­ing for­ward to shar­ing some of my ex­pe­ri­ence in over­com­ing per­sonal ad­ver­sity and mov­ing into a state of pros­per­ity through the use of var­i­ous prac­ti­cal tools. If in shar­ing my story and tips can help one per­son in the room then my work is done,’ she said.

Rebecca Har­ri­son of Fish­ers, New­town­moun­tkennedy is the 2017 Pres­i­dent of Net­work Ire­land and set up Net­work Ire­land Wick­low.

She said: ‘It is ex­cit­ing to have a lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive with such a di­verse ex­pe­ri­ence speak with our group, I am look­ing for­ward to hear­ing Mar­garet’s story, I be­lieve many oth­ers will be able to re­late to and learn from her ex­pe­ri­ence.’

Net­work Ire­land Wick­low Branch Pres­i­dent, Louisa Mee­han of Wood­view HRM, is also greatly an­tic­i­pat­ing the work­shop.

‘Know­ing Mar­garet per­son- ally and pro­fes­sion­ally I am look­ing for­ward to hav­ing her share her jour­ney with us, her story is both down to earth and in­spi­ra­tional,’ said Louise.

Tick­ets did cost €20 for early book­ing up to yes­ter­day, Tues­day, Septem­ber 12, and now cost €30.

Mem­bers and non mem­bers are wel­come. Tick­ets are free for mem­bers of Net­work Ire­land. Book­ing is ad­vis­able and tick­ets can be pur­chased at www. eventbrite.com.

Mar­garet Hoc­tor runs Kil­mullen Farm.

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