Educating students and supporting young people in agriculture

Apply now to be an NFU Student & Young Farmer Ambassador

The NFU is looking for young people in agriculture to join its Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme. If you are aged 18-26 from England or Wales, you can apply for the scheme today, click here to find out more.

Share your views on future land use with NFYFC

NFYFC is asking next generation farmers, rural young people and YFC members for their views around policy proposals for future land use as part of a new research project with researchers Rose Regeneration. Click here to find out more.

Education programmes

  1. Tell your local school about these resources and activities
  2. Encourage your local primary school to take part in Grow Your Own Potatoes
  3. Order printed copies of our ‘Farming Food for You’ posters

To find out more, click here.


  • If you have a school visit planned, AHDB have a variety of resources they can send to you, fill out the form to access them, click here.

Farmer Time

Farmer Time is a fortnightly, ten minute Skype or FaceTime call between the farm and the classroom. This gives students the opportunity to ask questions, and see what happens on the other side of the farm gate, reinforcing curricular learning with real life examples in the UK countryside. The Farmer Time initiative encourages classroom learning, engaging children with where their food comes from, promoting healthy eating, and inspiring the future food production workforce. For further information click here.

The team behind Farmer Time are calling on farmers across the country to sign up now for the initiative. By volunteering some of your time to connect with a UK school you will be contributing to the creation of relevant and engaging learning opportunities based on a real-life context.

Participating in Farmer Time allows you to communicate directly with the next generation of consumers, bridging the gap between your industry and the public. Click here to find out more.

Rural + training modules

  • The Farming Community Network (FCN), National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) and The DPJ Foundation are working together to support young farmers’ mental health and wellbeing through the development of new Rural+ training modules. 
  • The modules are aimed at 10-26 year old YFC members and 16-25 year old agricultural students yet to embark on their first placement or role in the industry.
  • The training will focus on understanding stress and anxiety; managing personal mental wellbeing; how to talk about mental health; seeking support and supporting others.
  • Read the full press release here.
  • For more information about the Rural+ training, please contact
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