CEVAS educating the public on farming importance

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Educating the public about farming and how their food is grown, reared and processed is really important, especially for the young farmers of the future. Opening up your farm is a really good way of doing this and the Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme or CEVAS is here to help you.

CEVAS is a nationally recognised accreditation and is suitable for a wide range of people, including farmers, farm staff, care farmers, volunteers, advisers, carers and teachers. It helps you create a farm profile, find out about the health and safety regulations, as well as evaluate the success of your events.

AHDB Education manager Sue Lawton said “I attended the CEVAS training in October. It was held at a national trust property. There was a good mix of people with an array of different backgrounds, all keen to educate the public about farming and food production.”

Participants of the CEVAS scheme have said “The CEVAS Scheme will help me educate my students on the importance of farming and help me plan school visits to the numerous parts of the farming supply chain.”

“The training addressed my needs very well. It was informative with a knowledgeable trainer and provided great practical examples.”

Brian, a CEVAS Trainer and LEAF regional coordinator said “It is essential for British farmers and growers to connect with the public regarding the food and produce they provide us with, and to do this effectively. This is particularly important for younger people as they will be the farmers and growers of the future. The CEVAS course aims to make these 'connections’ engaging and relevant, so people can understand farming better, but also with high regard to safety.”

You can find out more at www.visitmyfarm.org/cevas-farmer-training

All CEVAS courses have been registered with Dairy Pro, the professional development register. The two-day training courses have been awarded 20 points and the assignment (once passed) will be awarded 4 points. For further information please visit www.dairypro.co.uk or email dairyproenquiries@ahdb.org.uk