If you’re a farmer or farm educator looking to start running educational visits on your premises or want training to improve what you can offer, LEAF Education is here to help.
Knowing how to start hosting farm visits can be daunting but we’re here to help. From ensuring safety to designing the experiences, our training gives you the tools and knowledge to provide excellent educational experiences on the farm.
LEAF Education has an excellent reputation for high quality training of farmers and farm educators. Our training materials and courses will help get you started, expand what you can offer, build your confidence and ensure you’re ready to host visits that inspire the next generation.
Our team of expert educators have worked with retailers, food brands, farming unions, agricultural societies, colleges, charities and government agencies to equip individuals and teams for working with schools.
— Farmer at a recent LEAF Education training event
How to get started with hosting children & young people on your farm
Key things you need to think about
Investigate learning opportunities in the national curriculum
Plan talks gauged at the right level for any age group
Prepare for those awkward questions
Tailor visits to different school age children or to a variety of care farming clients
Prepare risk assessments
Develop meaningful evaluation methods
Network with other farm educators and learn from their good practice
— Feedback from farmers at recent LEAF Education training event