The changing role of women in farming

A graduate of a new course aimed at women in farming says it's given her greater confidence to contribute.

North Canterbury farmer Rebekah Kelly has recently completed an Agri-Women's Development Trust 'Understanding Your Farm Business' course.

Ms Kelly found the course gave her a "greater level of confidence to engage in all of the conversations around what it is we're doing at a strategic level on our property".

While she assisted with farm's accounts, the Waiau sheep and beef farmer previously felt disconnected from the farm business - particularly during the upbringing of her children.

"I was big on all the admin stuff, but really wanted to come in on a strategic level and be really valuable at that level," she told RadioLIVE's Rural Exchange.

The programme, Understanding Your Farming Business, supports women involved in sheep and beef farming to lift business performance.

It is fully funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP), and helps farm women gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to help create a positive future.

Watch the full interview with Rebekah Kelly above.

Rural Exchange with Hamish McKay, Sarah Perriam and Richard Loe, 5-7am Saturday and Sunday on RadioLIVE with Carter's Tyre Service. Click here for all the ways to watch and listen.