LEAF Edu­ca­tion and Pub­lic Engage­ment Con­fer­ence 2017

Pub­lic engage­ment in food and farm­ing is one of the key areas of LEAF’s five-year strat­e­gy. Fol­low­ing the merg­er of LEAF and FACE (Farm­ing and Coun­try­side Edu­ca­tion), we were pleased to be hold our sec­ond Edu­ca­tion and Pub­lic Engage­ment con­fer­ence explor­ing inno­v­a­tive strate­gies to bet­ter engage teenagers with farm­ing, food and the nat­ur­al environment.

Photo gallery from the conference


Live commentary from the day


Please note some presentations have not been included as they contain content not for widespread distribution.

Food Citizenship - Iris Schonherr, Programme Manager, New Citizenship Project

Engaging RawMinds - Catherine Ayres, Youth Programme Officer, Wellcome *Please note that images of young people can't be used elsewhere

On farm - John Renner, LEAF Demonstration Farmer, North Bellshill and Amerside Hill Farm

In school - Donna Ashlee, Assistant Principal, Brockhill Park, Performing Arts College

The Next Generation - Sarah Blanford, Crop and Organic Manager, Sainsbury’s

In Clubs - Lynsey Martin, NFYFC Vice Chair, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Through Social Media - Alison Teare, Social Media Strategist, Social Jungle

Sharing the magic of farming - Sally Bendall, Owner, Hollow Trees Farms

Leigh Morris, National Land Based College