Children are the consumers of tomorrow. They are key to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the UK food and farming industry. Through our education work, we are committed to increasing children’s understanding of where and how their food is grown, reared and produced.

Educational resources

We have a huge selection of educational resources available to order/download, including stickers, activity sheets for farm visits and leaflets about our Food – a fact of life programme.

Order/download educational resources

Food – a fact of life

We partner with the British Nutrition Foundation to support food education in the UK and deliver the Food – a fact of life programme. The programme aims to ensure that young people are better informed about where food comes from, healthy eating and cooking.

Learn more about Food – a fact of life

Countryside Classroom

We partner with Countryside Classroom to provide teachers and educators with an online platform to find resources, places to visit and school support relating to food, farming and the natural environment.

Find out more about Countryside Classroom

Open Farm Sunday

We are a sponsor of LEAF Open Farm Sunday. This event is an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about farming and the countryside. It is also a chance for farmers to talk about what they’re so proud of – British food and farming.

Learn more about Open Farm Sunday

School farm visits programme

Are you new to or want to start school visits on your farm to help educate children about modern British farming? If so, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to take part in a new project to support farmers in delivering high-quality, safe and memorable on-farm experiences to schoolchildren.

Find out more and apply

LEAF Education

We work with LEAF Education to help farmers and educators bring farming into a learning context and embed an appreciation of farming into everyday life. This includes the school farm visits support programme, on-farm conferences, A-level resources and CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme) which is a nationally recognised training programme to provide education visits on-farm.

Learn more about LEAF Education

NFU Education

NFU Education provides high quality primary STEM teaching resources and projects that are closely linked to the National Curriculum. These include Farmvention competition, Farming STEMterprise, and farmers available to speak at schools.

Visit the NFU Education website

Country Trust

The Country Trust is a charity dedicated to bringing first-hand experience of food, farming and the land to children least able to access it. Their activity is delivered through the Food Discovery and Farm Discovery programmes, countryside residentials and Farm in a Box

Read more about the Country Trust

Royal Highland Education Trust

The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) works with volunteers across Scotland to provide free educational activities and experiential learning opportunities, bringing farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people. This includes access to its Resource Portal linked to the Curriculum of Excellence and the RHET Discovery Centre at the Royal Highland Show.

Visit the RHET website


Education news stories

Further information

TIAH careers action plan for agriculture and horticulture