National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

28 March 2019

Young farmers in Lincolnshire have been taking their tractors into schools to help build relationships and teach young people about agriculture. 

Tractors Into Schools 2019 was the brainchild of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society to “spread the food, farming and countryside message”. Lincolnshire FYFC has been working with the Society and the NFU to help them meet their aim of getting a tractor into every school in the county.

YFCs have taken the opportunity to talk to children about the role the tractor plays in bringing food to our tables and how British food is produced. Members of Lincolnshire FYFC have so far visited nine schools, and in one afternoon saw over 200 pupils.

Kate Knight, Strategic Development Manager for Lincolnshire FYFC, said: “It was a great opportunity to share the message and shout a bit about Young Farmers’ Clubs too!

“We did a variety of activities including Farming Facts ‘True or False’, buckets of grain and the food it turns into, guess the farming objects, and lots of other fun things!

“We were really grateful to all the farmers and dealers that lent us shiny, clean tractors and to the Agricultural Society and LEAF for helping us with the preparation and planning.”

NFYFC has developed a new Future Farming training module and materials with LEAF Education that YFC trainers and clubs can deliver in schools to year 9 pupils. The module helps to share positive messages about careers in agriculture as well as explore living in the wider world, whilst encompassing economic and environmental wellbeing and aspects of agricultural, food and retail careers education.

For more information about the Future Farming module, see here. 



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