Farming Fortnight

Farming Fortnight an initiative from LEAF Education is fast approaching 1st-12th June 2020, so now is a great time for primary and secondary schools to have a focus on farming and food production to learn more about where their food comes from.

Farming Fortnight a LEAF Education (Linking Environment And Farming) initiative is fast approaching 1st-12th June 2020. The fortnight offers young people across all key stages the opportunity to focus on how their food is produced and some of the farmers behind it.

Each day of Farming Fortnight has its own theme and accompanying social media hashtag to encourage everyone to share their learning experiences online. The themes were developed by students at Brockhill Park Performing Arts College with LEAF Education, so why not join in with your class?

 

Week 1:

Week 2:

Follow #FarmingFortnight on Twitter and above hashtags for inspiration about how you can immerse your students into all things farming.

For more information go to https://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/farmingfortnight

*Date for your diary – LEAF Open Farm Sunday 20th Sept 2020*

The on-farm visits have been postponed to 20th September – however the original planned date of 7th June will be hosted online with farmers presenting live on Facebook from 8am-8pm covering all aspects of the industry. Join in with the fun by following #LOFS20 @OpenFarmSunday

 

Farming food for you - new posters

Farmers in the UK produce a wide range of food and the AHDB have produced some new posters to show life on the farm – how animals are reared and cared for, and how crops are grown and harvested. The six posters explore different farming sectors – dairy, beef, sheep, potatoes, cereals and pigs.

 

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Farming food for you - dairy

A poster about the dairy farm and farmer.

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Farming food for you - beef cattle

A poster about the beef cattle farm and farmer.

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Farming food for you - sheep

A poster about the sheep farm and farmer.

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Farming food for you - potatoes

A poster about the potato farm and farmer.

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Farming food for you - cereals

A poster about the cereal farm and farmer.

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Farming food for you - pigs

A poster about the pig farm and farmer.

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