LEAF Edu­ca­tion

Work­ing to inspire and edu­cate future gen­er­a­tions about farm­ing, food and the countryside.

LEAF Education, in partnership with our members, works to inspire and educate future generations about food, farming and the countryside. We work across the education, farming and food sectors to mobilise farmers and educators to bring farming into a learning context and embed an appreciation of farming into everyday life.

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Our members’ support delivers a huge impact on future generations


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How to get direct­ly involved

There are loads of ways to get involved from join­ing as a mem­ber to sup­port our work to con­duct­ing edu­ca­tion­al farm vis­its with class­es of students.

What­ev­er lev­el your expe­ri­ence, LEAF Edu­ca­tion can pro­vide sup­port, guid­ance and fresh ideas to help you have an impact. 

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How to sup­port our work

By becom­ing a LEAF Edu­ca­tion mem­ber you join over 5,000 like-mind­ed farm­ers, edu­ca­tors and busi­ness­es who sup­port our work of inspir­ing and edu­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion about farm­ing, food and the countryside.

And, if you want to get involved your­self, mem­bers can access deep­er sup­port to walk you through the process of engag­ing direct­ly with schools, on and off the farm.

Mem­ber­ship options from £64/​year

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What we do


We provide farmers with knowledge and support to build their confidence and ability to deliver educational experiences including on-farm visits, in-class activities and more.

  • Accredited training for farmers (CEVAS and CEVAS Plus)
  • Farmer Time
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • LEAF Open Farm School Days


LEAF Education provides training and classroom resources to deliver the curriculum through food and farming experiences.

  • Accredited Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Farmer Time
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Key stage/subject-specific training days
  • Countryside Classroom resources

Read more about our offering for teachers.

Children and young people

All of our work aims to inspire and educate children and young people about food, farming and the countryside.

  • Engaging activities
  • Chef on the Farm
  • Inspiring resources
  • Visits to farms and outdoor locations
  • Promoting farming as a high-tech business and attractive careers

“So inspiring and lots of different ideas to take away. I now understand the ways arable farming can be taught to children in a practical way.”

— Farmer at a LEAF Education training event

“The most important part of the day, for me, was the planning aspects of a farm visit which covered so many curriculum areas. Looking around the farm was very interesting and gave an insight into what could be achieved from a visit, again great hands-on activities.”

— Trainee teacher

”Our Regional Education Consultant provided practical advice and ‘wowed’everyone with suggestions for activities,from turning the children into a moving,noise-making combine harvester, to worm charming.”

— Farmer

“It really opened my eyes to see how a farm is run as a multi-million pound business,and to think about all the decisions the farmer has to make, not just what crops to grow.”

— A-Level Business Studies student