Harvest LIVE 2022 – the world's biggest harvest festival

02 August 2022

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Over 40,000 pupils have registered for this year's biggest harvest festival – Harvest LIVE. 

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.”

What's on the programme?

29 September 2022: Carrots

Aimed at children aged 7-11. Children will be stepping into the wonderful world of carrots to discover how they are grown, processed, and packed. They will take part in a nationwide science investigation and take an exclusive trip to Louise the scientist’s research field to develop their working scientifically skills and learn how farmers are using cutting-edge science and technology to fight climate change.

30 September 2022: Wheat and harvest

Aimed at children aged 5-7. Pupils are invited to meet farmer Hannah, learn all about what happens during a cereals harvest and join children from around the globe to make the world’s biggest combine harvester!

Where to register

Learn more at: Harvest LIVE 2022

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