This exciting event offers a chance to connect and collaborate with fellow farmers, educators and the wider industry, whilst discovering and exploring the best in education and outreach in the agri-food sector.
Dyson Farming, Mayfield Farm, Compton, Newbury, RG20 7BR
09.30: Arrival and refreshments
10.00 - 10.30: Showcasing industry-leading research: ‘How Do Young People Perceive and Value the Agri-Food Industry?’
10.30 - 13.00: Session 1 & 2 – Practical workshops to inspire and motivate, inform and empower
13.00 - 13.45: Lunch & Networking
13.45 - 15.00: Session 3 – Practical workshops to inspire and motivate, inform and empower
15.00 - 16.30: ‘Doing & Discussion’ – Providing practical resources to try and take away with the opportunity to network
This exciting event offers a chance to connect and collaborate with fellow farmers, educators and the wider industry, whilst discovering and exploring the best in education and outreach in the agri-food sector. It promises to be an amazing day, we look forward to welcoming you!
Now more than ever we are seeing exponential growth in school engagement with more teachers and young people working with us collectively; equally more of the public are keen to learn and experience where their food comes from. This Pop-up Knowledge Hub seeks to share best practices, give greater confidence and upskill those of us who reach out beyond the farm gate.
Be inspired by the team whether you are new to working with young people and the public to understand food production, farming and the environment. Or even if you are an expert-hand then come and be motivated to offer different opportunities to young people, we aim to motivate you in to trying and being even more confident in your offer to schools and the public.
Hear, get involved and learn through practical workshops with the LEAF Education Specialists, the LEAF Open Farm Sunday team and the wider LEAF team.
LEAF Director, Education and Public Engagement, Carl Edwards, will also share and present the latest findings of our industry-leading research with 2,500 young people, working with The School of Sustainable Food and Farming and McDonalds UK – ‘How Do Young People Perceive and Value the Agri-Food Industry?’
Discovery And Exploration - A Holistic Approach
We all know that nature is good for us and getting connected with nature is an ideal starting point for further studies in food, farming, and the natural environment.
In this workshop we will look at child centred learning and how your farm can be used to inspire children and develop their learning skills as well as their physical and mental wellbeing.
We share with you our top resources for working with Early Years and how all ages can benefit from activities on farm.
Getting Down And Dirty - Making Soil Exciting
Soil is a hot topic across the farming industry but how can we share this with young people and enthuse them about it?
In this workshop we explore ways to communicate the wonders of soil to young people of all ages on farm.
We will get hands on with a range of soil activities investigating soil texture and structure, soil carbon and the role of micro-organisms, soil water, worm counts and much more.
This will cover all ages from Primary to Secondary!
Let’s Talk Teenagers!
Expand your provision and discover the joy of working with teenagers - a chance to engage at a deeper level with our future consumers as they begin to make life decisions and place value in our food system.
Learn techniques on how to manage groups as they take part in range of fun interactive sessions – they are not as scary as you might think!
Explore a range of secondary school specific resources designed to inspire teenagers to want to learn more about the farm to fork story. How to give them the knowledge to make their own informed decisions and fight mistruths.
Who Do You Think You Could Be? - Careers and Virtual Visits
Discover effective strategies to inspire young minds about the wide array of careers within the food, farming, and supply chain industries.
Discover how to use the farmed environment as a resource to begin these discussions and expose students to careers they may not even have heard of.
Also, find out how LEAF Education has been using virtual tours to engage with schools - something we hope you might like to replicate on your farms! This is especially helpful to improve our work with those hard-to-reach schools!
Join the Dyson Farming Team as you tour Mayfield Farm and see the best of what the team are delivering in terms of integrated, regenerative farming.
Please note you will be able to book your workshops on arrival and all workshops will repeat three times during the day to allow for maximum attendance.
The afternoon 'Doing and Discussion' will be an open event for all attendees to work with and learn from the LEAF Education Specialists and have a go at using the latest resources and take home your own copies.
* LEAF Education Members receive 1 x FREE ticket and subsequent tickets at half-price
LEAF Members and LEAF Open Farm Sunday Host Farmers receive a 20% discount on ticket price