Harvest LIVE, an initiative from the NFU's education team, is set to return on 29 and 30 September 2022.
It aims to teach children about the journey of farm to fork and the roles involved in food production, while delivering key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) objectives. Students can go behind the scenes of real British farms and meet the people responsible for producing their food.
Harvest LIVE 2021 reached over 50,000 students. Already, over 40,000 pupils have registered for this year's event.
All about provenance
This fun, hands-on experience engages pupils as well as teaching them about seasonality. It shows them how the food they eat is grown, and gives them the chance to ask the expert panel any questions they have about food and farming.
NFU President Minette Batters said: “Understanding where our food comes from is fundamental to creating a healthy, balanced diet. These sessions are absolutely crucial in helping the future generation learn about the farm-to-fork process.
“Bringing food and farming into the classroom in such a practical way has two major benefits: firstly, by creating real-life experiences to learn from and second, giving them insight into agriculture and inspiring them to think about food and farming as an exciting career choice.”