The Bay­er-LEAF Edu­ca­tion Awards 2019

The Bay­er-LEAF Edu­ca­tion Awards cel­e­brate the very best of agri­cul­tur­al edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tives on-farm, in the class­room, or online.

The Bayer-LEAF Education Awards celebrate the very best of agricultural education initiatives on-farm, in the classroom, or online. Together, Bayer and LEAF Education want to help inspire and mobilise champions of food and farming education, so that future generations grow up knowing more about farming and what it delivers as well as helping nurture a lifelong interest in the natural world and an awareness of their role in protecting it.

APS Pro­duce

APS Pro­duce have worked with 500 chil­dren from local schools at their high tech toma­to pro­duc­tion green­house facil­i­ties around the coun­try and Chris Bald­win encap­su­lates the company’s ethos when it comes to edu­ca­tion. The team’s ded­i­ca­tion to teach­ing the stu­dents result­ed in them win­ning the Inno­v­a­tive Learn­ing Award, for a farm busi­ness demon­strat­ing inno­v­a­tive work with schools encour­ag­ing an under­stand­ing of and inter­est in cur­rent farm­ing prac­tices, whet­her util­is­ing tech­nol­o­gy, think­ing cre­ative­ly about show­ing mod­ern, sus­tain­able farm­ing or rais­ing aware­ness of on-farm innovation. 

www​.aps​group​.uk​.com

The Primary School Partnership Award recognises a farm that has built and continues to build a successful relationship with primary schools (5-11 year olds) and makes a valuable and sustained contribution to school life, both on and away from the farm.

Non­ing­ton Farms Ltd.

For a farm that has built and con­tin­ues to build a suc­cess­ful rela­tion­ship with pri­ma­ry schools (511 year olds) and makes a valu­able and sus­tained con­tri­bu­tion to school life, both on and away from the farm.

www​.non​ing​ton​farms​.co​.uk

The Secondary School Partnership Award shines a spotlight on a farm business that has gone out of its way to build a successful relationship with one or more secondary schools (11-18 years old).

Brock­hill Farm

For a farm busi­ness that has gone out of its way to build a suc­cess­ful rela­tion­ship with one or more sec­ondary schools (1118 year olds). 

www​.brock​hill​.kent​.sch​.uk

The Innovative Learning Award recognises an outstanding farm education initiative demonstrating innovative work with schools encouraging an understanding of and interest in current farming practices. Whether that’s utilising technology, thinking creatively about showing modern, sustainable farming or raising awareness of on-farm innovation. We are looking for an outstanding farm education initiative that really showcases modern sustainable farming.

APS Pro­duce

For a farm busi­ness demon­strat­ing inno­v­a­tive work with schools encour­ag­ing an under­stand­ing of and inter­est in cur­rent farm­ing prac­tices, whether util­is­ing tech­nol­o­gy, think­ing cre­ative­ly about show­ing mod­ern, sus­tain­able farm­ing or rais­ing aware­ness of on-farm innovation.

www​.aps​group​.uk​.com

Nina Hatch

For excep­tion­al ser­vices to coun­try­side edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties over a pro­longed period.

mount​pleas​antschool​farm​.com

Find out more about the Bay­er-LEAF Edu­ca­tion Awards

Thank you to every­one who applied for this year’s Bay­er-LEAF Edu­ca­tion Awards. The cal­i­bre of appli­ca­tions was excep­tion­al. We have been inspired by the fan­tas­tic work going on around the UK, by farm­ers, organ­i­sa­tions and indi­vid­u­als to con­nect future gen­er­a­tions with farm­ing and where their food comes from.

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