LEAF Education and Public Engagement Conference 2017

Public engagement in food and farming is one of the key areas of LEAF’s five-year strategy. Following the merger of LEAF and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), we were pleased to be hold our second Education and Public Engagement conference exploring innovative strategies to better engage teenagers with farming, food and the natural environment.

Photo gallery from the conference


Live commentary from the day


Please note some presentations have not been included as they contain content not for widespread distribution.

Food Citizenship - Iris Schonherr, Programme Manager, New Citizenship Project

Engaging RawMinds - Catherine Ayres, Youth Programme Officer, Wellcome *Please note that images of young people can't be used elsewhere

On farm - John Renner, LEAF Demonstration Farmer, North Bellshill and Amerside Hill Farm

In school - Donna Ashlee, Assistant Principal, Brockhill Park, Performing Arts College

The Next Generation - Sarah Blanford, Crop and Organic Manager, Sainsbury’s

In Clubs - Lynsey Martin, NFYFC Vice Chair, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Through Social Media - Alison Teare, Social Media Strategist, Social Jungle

Sharing the magic of farming - Sally Bendall, Owner, Hollow Trees Farms

Leigh Morris, National Land Based College