Exciting teenagers about a career in agriculture is the aim of a new joint project between The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) and LEAF Education launched at Ag Careers Live on 15 November 2018.
A new training resource, supported by Defra, has been developed to help inspire young people to discover and research subject and career options in the food and farming industry.
The resource, called Future Farming, will be available for YFC trainers to deliver to YFC clubs and in schools, as well as being accessible to teachers on the Countryside Classroom website.
Aimed primarily at schoolchildren in year 9, the Future Farming project aims to break down misconceptions that a career in farming is just about livestock and tractors.
Future Farming is an interactive session that will also help learners to achieve a greater understanding of importation, exportation and production. The project supports Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education by developing critical thinking, encouraging learners to discuss and explore living in the wider world while encompassing economic and environmental wellbeing and aspects of agricultural, food and retail careers education.