Education news around the UK

12 April 2019

Children to learn about setting up farm businesses with new initiative

8 April 2019

Children will go through the process of setting up their own farm business

Young farmers awarded for innovative ideas on environmental matters

3 April 2019

It included ways to prevent cattle from drinking from rivers to avoid damage

Businesses sponsor 'wooden cow' for schoolchildren to learn about farming

29 March 2019

The aim is to encourage children to think about where their food comes from

Two £2,750 travel bursaries open for young sheep farmers

28 March 2019

The bursaries will support two young farmers, aged between 21 and 34

London primary school wins major farming competition

15 March 2019

Ronald Ross Primary has now won the grand prize of having their school turned into a farm for a day

Schoolchildren to show off farm invention designs to MPs

13 March 2019

The competition challenged schoolchildren to use STEM subjects to design farm-related products.

Schoolchildren experience farming first-hand thanks to competition

11 March 2019

Schoolchildren from across the country have been experiencing the ins and outs of British farming first-hand thanks to a competition by the ...

New set of apprenticeship standards launched for farming industry

28 February 2019

A new set of apprenticeship standards have been launched to help better equip the next generation of workers in the agricultural industry. ...

Consultation launched on new guidelines to promote food education

26 February 2019

Producers of school resources are urged to have their say on new voluntary guidelines which aim to promote food and farming resources in sch...

'Deeply troubling' figures show lack of agriculture apprenticeships in Wales

25 February 2019

Statistics show that only 1% of the total number of apprenticeships in Wales were in agriculture despite the industry's value to the economy...

Sustainable farming bursary worth £3k to be awarded to six students

12 February 2019

A new bursary which encourages sustainable farming practices has been launched for six students under the age of 35. Jordans Cereals and ...

Campaign to highlight importance of farmers' mental health

11 February 2019

A week-long campaign which aims to highlight the importance of mental health for those who work in the farming industry has been launched. ...

UK to launch world’s first doctoral agri-robotics training centre

5 February 2019

The world's first centre for doctoral training in agricultural automation and robotics is to be opened in Lincolnshire. The new training ...

Petition calls for food and farming to be made a school subject

29 January 2019

A petition which calls on the government to introduce agriculture as a compulsory subject up to year 9 and an option for GCSE has been launc...

Week-long initiative to champion British beef returns in April

23 January 2019

An week-long initiative which aims to champion quality, British-produced beef as part of a balanced diet will return in April. Returning ...

2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship applications now open

21 January 2019

Scholarships that facilitate personal development in the agricultural industry are now open for applications for 2020. Prospective schola...

New initiative to help ex-forces personnel move into agriculture

17 January 2019

A new initiative to help ex-forces personnel looking to move into careers in the rural sector, including agriculture, is to be launched. ...

Search is on for Wales' next generation of rural leaders

16 January 2019

The search is on for the next generation of rural leaders and entrepreneurs in Wales with the new launch of this year's Agri Academy. The...

College awarded £48,000 to train 30 people in agriculture

14 January 2019

The Southern Regional College have been awarded £48,000 to train people from both farming and non-farming backgrounds in agriculture and cou...

Winners announced for NFU’s Farmvention competition

11 January 2019

Nine primary schools have won farm-related prizes after entering a UK-wide education competition organised by the NFU. The union has anno...

NFU’s Farmvention competition closes with over 1,000 entries

7 January 2019

More than 1,000 entries have been submitted to the NFU’s national education competition Farmvention from hundreds of primary schools across ...

NFU's 'farmvention' initiative receives 600 entries from primary schools

18 December 2018

Hundreds of primary schools have entered the NFU's first national education competition which will see a school turning into a farm for the ...

£1 million donation to establish a ‘living laboratory’ for livestock

5 December 2018

A veterinary school has received a £1 million donation to establish a “living laboratory” for livestock. The proposed laboratory will be ...

New campaign aims to get younger Brits eating more red meat

4 December 2018

A new UK-wide campaign is aiming to encourage and inspire the public to eat more lean red meat as a part of a balanced, healthy diet. The...

Former JLS boyband member fronts campaign to get millenials farming

29 November 2018

A campaign spearheaded by a former boy band member turned farmer to encourage British millenials to take up farming has been launched. Th...

I’m a dairy farmer – get me out of here, to Australia!

26 November 2018

The Holstein Young Breeders (HYB) Australian Exchange returns for a third year, with a passionate HYB member awarded the trip of a lifetime ...

Thousands take courses to increase support for red meat supply chain

21 November 2018

More than 6,000 people have passed new meat education modules in a bid to increase support for the beef and lamb supply chain. At a time ...

Food organisation set up by farmers awarded for educational efforts

21 November 2018

An organisation set up by farmers which teaches children in over 400 schools about the importance of local food and provenance has been awar...

University creates wool with sheep from its own farm

19 November 2018

The University of Glasgow has created its own brand of knitting yarn made with wool from sheep reared on its own farm. Cochno Wool is a w...

New training resource to get teenagers excited about farming

15 November 2018

A new initiative has been developed which will help inspire young people to discover and research careers in farming. The learning resour...