Let's Talk Farming

Our Discovery Barn Farming Roadshow   

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Our Let's Talk Farming Discovery Barn travels across Wales and England to teach 4-9 year olds about food provenance and the hard work British farmers do 365 days a year to produce glorious food for the nation.

Friendly farming duo Ben and Ellie invite children (and their parents!) to explore a series of games, colourful interactive information panels and fun activities, which together create a truly memorable learning experience.

Games include The Minute Milk Challenge featuring our much loved Annabelle the dairy cow, a British Sunday Roast Produce Puzzle, The Farming Year Magnetic Maze and our Farm Tour Tractor Experience. Our Farming Champion Bean Bag Throw and Farming Flip-Board Quiz are ideal for those aged 6 and up.

Why Farming Matters Primary School Teaching Packs

The Why Farming Matters digital teaching resources, available in both English and Welsh and produced in collaboration with FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), are a great way to get teachers and schoolchildren thinking about food and farming in the classroom. These videos, posters and suggested activities are tailored to meet primary school curriculum objectives.

The teaching resources are all available for free online here. Teachers can request print copies for their classroom by contacting FACE.

Let's Talk Farming resources

Let’s Talk Farming is all about inspiring the next generation about food and farming. Let’s Talk Farming offers a range of useful resources to help teach children about food and farming including activity booklets, stickers, leaflets and more fun items that promote why we should Back British Farming. These are available for free online or print copies can be requested from the campaigns team here.

Cows On Tour

Cows on Tour consists of a group of enthusiastic Welsh farmers from NFU Cymru and Glamorgan YFC. The Welsh roadshow aims to educate children on where their food comes from and its journey from farm to fork. The roadshow visits primary schools and various events and provides children with hands on learning, from real milking demonstrations to making flour, to learning about wool. 

If you would like Cows On Tour to visit your school or event please email us. 

The Sheep Show

The NFU is a proud sponsor of The Sheep Show – a unique stage show providing edu-tainement for the whole family. The Sheep Show tours the country and features presenters to educate the crowd by introducing nine breeds of sheep onto the stage before providing a sheep shearing demonstration and finally persuading the woolly creatures to don their dancing shoes!

Discover all about The Sheep Show here.

FACE - Farming and Countryside Education

The NFU is a principal sponsor of FACE, a charity that aims to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside.

Working with schools and farmers, FACE helps facilitate farm visits, introducing children to rural activities and career opportunities, while linking in to the school curriculum.

Find out more about FACE and their work here.

Bright Crop

Bright Crop promotes a wide range of career opportunities in farming to young people.

Farming relies on fresh young talent entering the industry to help feed our growing population in the years to come. The NFU is a supporter of the initiative.

Find out about Bright Crop here.

The British Nutrition Foundation

The British Nutrition Foundation promotes healthy eating, cooking, food and farming to children and young people between three and 16 years-old through Food – A Fact Of Life.


Last edited: 10:53 on August 01, 2016

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