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Bayer-Leaf Awards open to nominees for farmers who ‘go the extra mile’

Nominations to award farmers and people in the industry who inspire youngsters to get into food and farming are officially open.

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Bayer-Leaf Awards open to nominees for farmers who ‘go the extra mile’

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.


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“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.

 

Champions

“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.”

The awards:

  • Innovation Learning Award: recognises a farm demonstrating innovative work with schools encouraging an understanding of and interest in current farming practices;
  • Primary School Partnership Award: for a farm building successful relationships with primary schools (5 to 11-year-olds) making a valuable and sustained contribution to school life both on and away from the farm;
  • Secondary School Partnership Award: for a farm building successful relationships with one or more secondary schools (11 to 18-year-olds) that is engaging young people with food and farming in new and creative ways and that is making a valuable and sustained contribution to school life both on and away from the farm;
  • Young Inspirational Communicator Award: a brand new award that recognises an individual between the ages of 18 and 35 that engages with young people to open their eyes to the world of farming, what it delivers and why it matters using digital tools to do so. A spokesperson said: “Chosen through a public vote, we are looking for an outstanding individual who is making a difference to how young people view farming and its role in their everyday lives through innovative digital methods. We will be looking for exciting and innovative projects that are addressing a particular educational challenge or knowledge gap.”

Completed nomination forms should be sent to education@leaf.org.uk by March 21. Winners will be announced in November 2019.

 

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