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Working with Island schools

Although the Island remains largely rural, many children spend little time in the countryside and have almost no contact with agriculture.

Everyone benefits from young people knowing how their food is produced and taking an interest in the issues facing this important sector. As the organisation that represents the Island’s farming community, we have an important role in helping our school children to learn about the Island’s diverse agriculture. 

We are developing a programme of activities to bring primary school children into contact with different aspects of rural life. This includes arranging visits to local farms and organising an annual Farming and Countryside Awareness Competition.

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU.
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.