Training for Müller farmers

LEAF Education's predecessor Farming And Countryside Education trained Müller dairy farmers to increase their confidence and ability to offer high quality schools’ and children’s visits to farms as part of the Tesco Eat Happy programme.

LEAF Education's predecessor  provided day-long sessions delivering bespoke training courses appropriate to the needs of the farmers and suppliers taking part in the Tesco "Eat Happy" project. The focus was on the purpose of visits, preparation of the farm for school visits, working with schools/teachers, and identification of activities suitable to the participants’ own farms.

Training took place on farms where the practicalities of organising farm visits could be seen first-hand. The events provided space for discussion and individual feedback to help farmers contextualise the learning for their own farms.

All of the farmers I have spoken to were really enthusiastic and have been very positive about the day. I thought the sessions were really well organised and were pitched exactly right….. we have farms now fully engaged wanting to crack on! ….. everything that they learnt on the day will be really useful with the school visits they intend doing for their local community.
Vicki Tonkin, Tesco Support Manager for Müller Milk