Women’s workshop to hear from executive turned farmer
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.