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NFU Taking 50 Tractors into 50 Schools

NFU Taking 50 Tractors into 50 Schools

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Farmers in Lincolnshire are planning to take their tractors into schools. No – it’s not a demonstration or a protest. It’s our way of showing kids the information that should be the foundation of their education - where their food comes from. NFU's East Midlands regional communications adviser, Alison Pratt, explains.

NFU and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society are working together on an exciting new initiative – they want to put a tractor into every Lincolnshire Primary School playground, in spring this year. The initiative gives farmers the opportunity to build a link with a local primary school, talk about what farmers do, educate children about food and farming and inspire the farmers of the future.

The chairman of Lincolnshire Agricultural Society’s education committee, Steve Ward, wants to establish positive, local links with schools to educate the next generation not just on where food comes from, but on how important British farmers are when it comes to taking care of the countryside.

The initiative will happen during the week of 29 February to 4 March 2016 and the two organisations are hoping that in this first year of the project that at least 50 farmers will team up with a local school to talk to pupils, across Lincolnshire.

"Farming has such a great story to tell and our industry is developing a ground swell of public support, so now is an excellent time to be educating our future consumers. With more than eight million people watching BBC Countryfile, the levels of interest in our industry have never been higher." Said Alison Pratt.

Open the flyer in the "related documents" box, below for more information.

To find out more about the project, or to register your interest, you can call Rosie Crust, LAS’s education co-ordinator, telephone 01522 585521 or email [email protected] or contact NFU county advisers Andrew Wilson, tel 01522 303171, email [email protected] and Gordon Corner, tel 01572 8242669, email [email protected]

By Big Tyres Team 17 February 2016
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