The hands-on day is aimed at farmers to give them the skills, confidence and know-how to engage with teenagers effectively. The interactive event will bring together LEAF Education members, other farmers and LEAF’s team of Regional Education Consultants to share experiences and best practice, highlight successes and map out opportunities linked to the curriculum and exam specifications.
Carl Edwards, Director of Education and Public Engagement at LEAF Education believes farmers who are interested in inspiring the next generation about food and farming will find the day invaluable: “For the future of our industry it is vital that we engage teenagers with the role that farmers have in the production of food. Our research shows that whilst many are interested, they are not as informed as they might be – which is where farmers can really help! We have a very exciting programme planned for the day, which will give farmers the skills, confidence and inspiration to connect future generations with farming and where their food comes from.”
During the day, farmers will be able to attend four of the following sessions:
After the sessions finish at 4:30pm, attendees are invited to stay and join the LEAF team for a BBQ. Farmers interested in finding out more information about the event or to book a place, can do so here.
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A huge thank you to the sponsors of the LEAF Education Network and Development Day: