Education meeting is a learning experience

10 May 2022

South West NFU Education
NFU members listen to a talk in an on-farm classroom

NFU members from Dorset gathered at Maiden Castle Farm near Dorchester to hear about the NFU’s educational work.

They also found out more about what is involved in hosting school groups on farm, swapped tips about running visits, and explored some of the resources available.

The meeting took place in the on-farm classroom at Maiden Castle, where Hazel Hoskin runs a successful education programme for local schools. Hazel talked about her experiences of working with school groups and gave a brief farm tour.

NFU education manager Jennie Devine is pictured running through the work the NFU is doing, including Farmvention, the Speakers for Schools programme and the NFU’s Live Lessons, which involved thousands of children from across the country.

County chair George Hosford talked about his experience of hosting school groups at his farm and encouraged everyone to engage with nearby schools.

“It can be challenging to start with, but it is also an immensely rewarding thing to do,” he said.

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