Nominations to award farmers and people in the industry who inspire youngsters to get into food and farming are officially open.
The newly named Bayer-Leaf Education Awards are looking to celebrate those who go the extra mile to share their passion for food and farming, as well as projects that reach out to young people ‘to ignite their interest in farming and countryside’.
The four award categories include: the innovation learning award, the primary school partnership award, the secondary school partnership award, and the young inspirational communicator award.
The young inspirational communicator award will be the first of its kind to be chosen through a public vote.
Leaf director of education and public engagement Carl Edwards said: “Connecting future generations with farming, how their food is produced and where it comes from it vital – both to the future of the agricultural industry and for their own health and well-being.
“We know that providing young people with meaningful learning experiences either on-farm, in the classroom or online can also help to nurture a lifelong interest in the natural world and an awareness of their role in helping to protect it.”
Alice Turnbull, Bayer communications and government affairs specialist, added: “At a time when there is so much uncertainty about prospects for UK agriculture post-Brexit, these awards are an excellent way of highlighting farmers and individuals who go to considerable efforts to communicate about modern farming.
“The Bayer-Leaf Education Awards are certainly one of our highlights, through them we are able to inspire and mobilise champions of food and farming education so that future generations grow up knowing more about farming and its relevance to their everyday lives.”
Completed nomination forms should be sent to email@example.com by March 21. Winners will be announced in November 2019.
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