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LEAF Education and Public Engagement Conference 2018

10/10/18 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. Engaging Teenagers With Farming: Listening. Learning. Leading.

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  2. A great day ahead at our second LEAF Education conference. Inspirations, innovations and new ideas around how we connect young people with farming and food production. We are listening, learning and leading the way forward. #Teenagers #Farming pic.twitter.com/0PFqdFEeJt
  3. Delighted to be at @Rothamsted today to discuss engaging teenagers with agriculture @LEAF_Education & @LEAF_Farming. Brilliant to have teenagers taking part to share their views - looking forward to an interesting, innovative & inspiring day! #STEM
  4. @leaf_farming are holding their education and public engagement today in Herts. Hear first-hand from teenagers, their views and ideas around farming and how their food is produced.  https://education.leafuk.org/events/leaf-education-and-public-engagement-conference 
  5. Caroline Drummond, LEAF Chief Executive sets out key themes of today's conference. She explains that public access and engaging young people with food, farming and nature is very key to Government's 25 Year Plan. She shares a quote from George Monbiot "A week in the countryside is worth 3 months in the classroom".




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  6. Here goes... start of the annual LEAF #education & publication engagement conference. Coming from @BorePlace I’m keen to see what others are doing to engage #youth in #food & #farming @LEAF_Education @LEAF_Farming @Rothamsted pic.twitter.com/GP4i1OViO0
  7. An exciting day ahead for the @AgriAware delegation at the @LEAF_Education @LEAF_Farming at the "Engaging teenagers with farming: Listening. Learning. Leading" conference @AgLifeKalyn @AlanJagoe_Macra @moeran  https://twitter.com/AlanJagoe_Macra/status/1052137275755298816 
  8. The new generation are going to engage with farming in new ways - exciting programme on teenagers and farming at @Rothamsted @LEAF_Education pic.twitter.com/XGuEbebGGz
  9. We are excited to be speaking about engaging teenagers with food secruity @LEAF_Education on World Food Day! #ZeroHunger pic.twitter.com/HYUOADjybO
  10. We're at the @LEAF_Education conference today to explore how to engage teenagers with farming. It also happens to be #WorldFoodDay! #Teenagers #Farming #Education pic.twitter.com/XLZQNZffyE
  11. Professor Angela Karp from Rothamsted Research sets out some key achievements in the last 175 years and sets out the three science portfolios that will embed future research priorities at Rothamsted Research: Superior Crops, Securing Productivity and Future Agri-Food Systems.

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  12. [email protected]Rothamsted is working with young people to encourage better understanding of food & farming and to encourage young people into science. #welldone #Science #youth #farming @LEAF_Education @RYP2018 pic.twitter.com/R6GF8gviFm
  13. Great to be spending #WorldFoodDay at @LEAF_Education conference today learning about engaging young people in agriculture and food production.
  14. A welcome from Prof Angela Karp, Director for Science Innovation, Engagement, and Partnerships ⁦@Rothamsted⁩ for the ⁦@LEAF_Farming⁩ Education and Public Engagement Conference hosted by ⁦@LEAFchief⁩ “Engaging Teenagers With Farming” #FaceTimeaFarmer pic.twitter.com/2bhmaRFDXH
  15. Engaging our future generation with food, farming and the environment. Carl Edwards, Director, LEAF Education asks: Why now? Often teenagers neglected and there is a shortage of young people coming into industry. LEAF Education is communicating directly with teenagers to translate farming into a language that is meaningful to teenagers and addresses the issues that matter to them. He outlines the pioneering research programme that LEAF Education has been leading, supported by Rothamsted Research, for the last 12 months. Working directly with 12-18 yr olds to understand their views around farming and food production.

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  16. The fantastic ambition & mission of @LEAF_Education - this organisation punches massively above its small weight. 173 people here @Rothamsted for today’s conference. Engaging & listening to young people @RYP2018 pic.twitter.com/69T4w1bMVB
  17. The fantastic ambition & mission of @LEAF_Education - this organisation punches massively above its small weight. 173 people here @Rothamsted for today’s conference. Engaging & listening to young people @RYP2018 pic.twitter.com/69T4w1bMVB
  18. We are excited to be speaking about engaging teenagers with food secruity @LEAF_Education on World Food Day! #ZeroHunger pic.twitter.com/HYUOADjybO
  19. Students [email protected] speaking today @LEAF_Education conference. They have been involved in our teenager research programme helping us define strategies to help the farming industry reach out to young people #listenleadinglearnin @Rothamsted #studentspeakers  https://twitter.com/BrockhillFarm/status/1052089084829667328 
  20. 46% of teenagers focused on animal welfare in farming - fascinating insights at @LEAF_Education @Rothamsted conference pic.twitter.com/gCiajW6hDU
  21. Brockhill Park school have been instrumental in LEAF Education's research programme. Jemima Pearce, Assistant Site Manager, Brockhill Park school explains their involvement in the LEAF Education Teenager Empowerment Day, attended by HRH The Countess of Wessex, and how the outcomes of the day will help shape future strategies.


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  22. Focus groups at the LEAF Education Teenager Empowerment Day, held last month were a key mechanism for gaining young people's ideas and views around farming. Students from Brockhill provide an outline of each of the focus groups they were running - themes included careers in farming, connecting schools with farming, health and well being and using new technology.

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  23. Fascinating @LEAF_Education conference about engaging teenagers with farming. Opportunities to get on-farm are important #outdoorinspiration @LEAF_Farming @Rothamsted pic.twitter.com/HNwDB3slQs
  24. The results of LEAF Education's Teenager Research Programme are announced. Based on a survey of over 1,000 12-18yr olds and interviews with some 60 students from schools across the UK, 5 key priority themes were identified as priorities for LEAF Education:

    Outdoor Inspiration

    Community Hub

    Fit for Life

    Farming Futures and Careers

    Let's Connect

    Read summary results here: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/leaf-website/LEAF-Education-Teenager-research-findings-FINAL.pdf

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  25. Proud to share the results of our 12month teenager research programme, supported by @Rothamsted. The outcomes will shape our roadmap to create better connections with young people around farming and food production  https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/leaf-website/LEAF-Education-Teenager-research-findings-FINAL.pdf  #listeninglearningleading pic.twitter.com/F1mqgtUQHs
  26. 46% of teenagers focused on animal welfare in farming - fascinating insights at @LEAF_Education @Rothamsted conference pic.twitter.com/gCiajW6hDU
  27. @LEAF_Education conference: appeal to young people through caring aspects (animals, plants, environment) or high-tech aspects of farming. Need for more visibility of options, including visible farming role models. pic.twitter.com/ccQNNsj6qc
  28. Interesting stats from @LEAF_Education Carl Edwards on survey of 1,000 12-18s about #food & #farming pic.twitter.com/Ln6gGFZSSK
  29. Fascinating @LEAF_Education conference about engaging teenagers with farming. Opportunities to get on-farm are important #outdoorinspiration @LEAF_Farming @Rothamsted pic.twitter.com/HNwDB3slQs
  30. Today we're delighted to be hosting @LEAF_Education's #conference. 140 people here to understand and discuss 'Engaging Teenagers With Farming: Listening, Learning, Leading.' #eventplanning #Agri pic.twitter.com/Lo4ieEa6Bh
  31. Caroline Drummond LEAF CE: Sustainable Agri-food and farming needs to be incorporated into school curriculum. FaceTime the farmer is a good start. @LEAF_Education
  32. Learning about engaging with teenagers @LEAF_Education conference today
  33. We are so proud to have worked on this project by @LEAF_Education and today we are helping to share the findings and to call for change #outdoorlearning  https://twitter.com/leaf_education/status/1052151586238140421 
  34. It’s #WorldFoodDay! Today we’re hearing the views of the next generation at @LEAF_Education conference on engaging teenagers with #farming @LEAF_Farming pic.twitter.com/UUXkAWObPx
  35. Some great speakers @LEAF_Education this morning, with some food for thought from some young students too 🤔
  36. Really interesting day @LEAF_Education conference, exploring ideas on how best to connect with children and teenagers and educate them on higher animal welfare on @rspcaassured farms 🐏🐄🐷🐓
  37. First up after lunch at LEAF Education conference we have @janecragie discussing the Rural Youth Project and how they’re trying to plug the knowledge gap around rural youth. Link to live blog:  https://leafuk.org/news-and-media/events/save-the-date-leaf-education-and-public-engagement-conference  pic.twitter.com/eUHjxhFRaw
  38. Afternoon session begins with some real examples of inspiring projects that are reaching out to young people.

    Delving into hearts, heads and minds of young people - Jane Craigie sets out the sense of "can do" that is so evident in teenagers involved in the Rural Youth Project - which set out to discover their needs and aspirations and to understand their challenges around engaging with farming.

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  39. Key challenges for young people identified in Rural Youth Project: Earnings, Housing, Transport - completely intertwined for young people in rural places.

    Other challenges identified: Jobs and Income; limited opportunities, connectivity (transportation and digital), importance of businesses to support young people in the workplace and housing.

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  40. Digital connectivity is vital to the mental health of young people in rural areas. 72 involved in the project said they were optimistic for the future. Real desire to change things for the better and a recognition that they need to lead and drive change themselves. A real drive to bridge the urban/rural split. This came out loud and clear from the young people involved in the Rural Youth Project.


    Key learnings from Rural Youth Project:

    Teenagers angst is very real to them

    Respect their ideas

    Apparent disinterest likely to be lack of confidence

    Young people want to make a difference

    Inspire them and keep interactions positive and high energy.

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  41. Great talk by Jane Craigie from #RuralYouthProject @RYP2018 talking about challenges facing 18-28s in the countryside. @BorePlace @LEAF_Education #youngpeople pic.twitter.com/YtUbRyEgnm
  42. @LEAF_Education conference: teenagers feeling the pressure of exams and UCAS forms: work with this (curriculum linked case studies, nationally recognised award schemes), or push back (wellbeing benefits of time outdoors)...
  43. The Future in Your Pocket - bringing farming directly into the classroom through FaceTime a Farmer. Tom Martin (aka Farmer Tom), outlines this imaginative new initiative using the power of technology to ignite young people's interest interest in farming, how food is produced and where it comes from.

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  44. Next we have @Farmer_Tom_UK the inspiration behind the FaceTime A Farmer project, linking farmers to schools through FaceTime or Skype. Managed by ourselves @LEAF_Education. Link to live blog:  https://leafuk.org/news-and-media/events/save-the-date-leaf-education-and-public-engagement-conference  pic.twitter.com/0ELnizxAA7
  45. It’s #WorldFoodDay! Today we’re hearing the views of the next generation at @LEAF_Education conference on engaging teenagers with #farming @LEAF_Farming pic.twitter.com/UUXkAWObPx
  46. Put your hands up if you have a smartphone? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ All you need to get involved in the FaceTime A Farmer Initiative and connect with schools and children whilst out on your farm. More information:  https://leafuk.org/eating-and-living/facetime-a-farmer  @Farmer_Tom_UK  https://twitter.com/LEAF_Education/status/1052174550727831552 
  47. Outstanding results from the first year of FaceTime a Farmer:

    100% of teachers and classes enjoyed

    100% farmers enjoyed

    100% students enjoyed it

    85% of teachers said they would recommend it to others.

    With support from Sainsburys and Strutt and Parker LEAF Education is growing the project to connect more schools and farmers.


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  48. Inspiring stories at @LEAF_Farming @LEAF_Education education and engagement conference, facetime a farmer here :) lots of ideas! pic.twitter.com/JfzNDXuWLF
  49. Iain Clarke, Head of Llysfasi college speaking now as we launch the inaugural national schools competition of food, farming and environment for next year held in partnership with @LEAF_Education and @colegcambria Llysfasi. Link to live blog:  https://leafuk.org/news-and-media/events/save-the-date-leaf-education-and-public-engagement-conference  pic.twitter.com/GJlhEL8P1z
  50. Providing young people with direct experiences out on the farm in a practical setting, was the driver to the inaugural national schools competition held at Llysfasi College in partnership with LEAF Education. Students had hands on experience of milking, cattle practicals, technology around the workshop and tractor driving. Head of Coleg, Iain Clarke gives us the highlights of the competition weekend, which will be run again in 2019.

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  51. A whole auditorium full of people who want to get involved in #FaceTimeaFarmer at the ⁦@LEAF_Education⁩ Conference @Rothamsted⁩ - brilliant!  http://www.FaceTimeaFarmer.com  pic.twitter.com/hPQq9B11H0
  52. Inspiring stories at @LEAF_Farming @LEAF_Education education and engagement conference, facetime a farmer here :) lots of ideas! pic.twitter.com/JfzNDXuWLF
  53. A whole auditorium full of people who want to get involved in #FaceTimeaFarmer at the ⁦@LEAF_Education⁩ Conference @Rothamsted⁩ - brilliant!  http://www.FaceTimeaFarmer.com  pic.twitter.com/hPQq9B11H0
  54. Great talk by Jane Craigie from #RuralYouthProject @RYP2018 talking about challenges facing 18-28s in the countryside. @BorePlace @LEAF_Education #youngpeople pic.twitter.com/YtUbRyEgnm
  55. Really interesting day @LEAF_Education conference, exploring ideas on how best to connect with children and teenagers and educate them on higher animal welfare on @rspcaassured farms 🐏🐄🐷🐓
  56. Next year's theme for the National Schools Competition, once again in partnership with Llysfasi College will be around drones and whether they represent the farmers of the future.

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  57. Food security for young minds up for discussion next with speaker Robbie Kirkham from the @edenproject. Discussing the research and some of the discussion they’re having at the Eden Project. Link to live blog:  https://leafuk.org/news-and-media/events/save-the-date-leaf-education-and-public-engagement-conference  pic.twitter.com/Vk95SPJ3Yq
  58. Robbie Kirkman, from The Eden Project discusses how he connects young people with issues around food security. Why? equipping young people to address global issues like climate change. Promote horticulture and plant science as a STEM subject; promoting females in STEM and just reminding young people what can be achieved and what they can do.


    Toolkit:

    inspired by nature - awe and wonder so they intrinsically want to look after it

    focus on solutions

    playful - play is a shortcut to passion

    narrative led - the power of stories and hooks

    authentic - real world problems

    novel - teenagers are curious - needs to be captured

    relevant in terms of the curriculum

    active - involve young people

    process - skills for sustainability


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  59. Revisiting a great weekend of teenage engagement with farming at #Llysfasi @colegcambria last June - and again next year @LEAF_Education pic.twitter.com/z7ZaTdXvdN
  60. Revisiting a great weekend of teenage engagement with farming at #Llysfasi @colegcambria last June - and again next year @LEAF_Education pic.twitter.com/z7ZaTdXvdN
  61. Last speaker of the day is Thomas Doris (@voteDoris) the Mid Ulster Member of Youth Parliament. He discusses the opportunities UK Youth Parliament gives 11-18 year olds a meaningful voice. Link to live blog:  https://leafuk.org/news-and-media/events/save-the-date-leaf-education-and-public-engagement-conference  pic.twitter.com/xHHv4Wz9H8
  62. Thomas Doris, Mid Ulster, member of UK Youth Parliament, which allows 11-18 yr olds to have their voice heard, explains how it works and the ways it is helping young people drive forward change.

    Themes:

    treat teenagers like young adults

    social media is key

    stay in the loop - don't ignore trends

    give young people opportunities to make meaingful impact

    don't forget - teenagers of today will be the leaders of tomorrow

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  63. Thomas ends with a strong message:

    Give young people credit and recognition for their contributions

    Young people hold the key to the future.

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  64. Q&A:

    How to get young people to lobby?

    Issues to lobby: public money for public goods;equal opportunities for everyone; food important commodity needs to be supported;promoting plant science and horticulture and viable career paths; listen to the voice of young people and spend some money on youth.

    How to make it easier for schools to visit farms - funding is an issue as is helping to build the confidence of teachers around the benefit of farm visits and their value to delivering core aspects of the curriculum. The issue is "what is the offer to teachers" - we have to offer something to the curriculum and make farm visits relevant.

    Challenges around inspiring all ability students to connect with farming and the wide ranging career opportunities in the sector.


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  65. Third of teenagers would consider food and farming career - results from @LEAF_Education 12month research programme, supported by @Rothamsted, addressing issues teenagers care about & igniting their interest in the sector’s opportunities  https://www.farminguk.com/News/Third-of-teenagers-would-consider-food-and-farming-career_50485.html  @FarmingUK pic.twitter.com/PoEM8c9AQa
  66. Technology can attract more young people to agriculture, we need to change the image of farming ⁦@GreenWelliesEm⁩ speaking at ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦@YouthAgSummit⁩ ⁦@LEAF_Farmingpic.twitter.com/Zq0XbivN7f
  67. Breakout sessions taking place currently covering a range of topics from practical on farm outdoor activities to technology and innovation! Lots of interesting discussions and ideas being developed at the @LEAF_Education and Public Engagement Conference today. pic.twitter.com/YrIQxEuBL0
  68. Feedback from the afternoon working groups -

    Outdoor Activities

    Technology and Innovation

    Terrifying or Terrific

    Business Studies

    Tour of Rothamsted

    Main messages from working groups:

    Keep young people participating in hands on activities

    Real life activities and bringing farming to life

    Industry has got to be efficient into linking agriculture into STEM subjects at secondary school level

    Making farm visits revolutionary and memorable to young people for example looking at robot technology, gut biology, the water cycle.

    Important to give perspective on the history of farming

    Reaching out/collaboration/looking outwards across farming, education and science sectors will be vital as the ag industry looks to connect with young people.




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  69. Caroline Drummond, LEAF Chief Executive sums up the conference and outlines the key calls to action:

    FaceTime a Farmer

    LEAF Open Farm Sunday

    Partnerships - NFU and Show Societies

    National Farm Schools competition

    Working across the education sector - partnerships and collaborations are key

    Thank you to all our speakers and hosts, Rothamsted Research.

    We look forward to working with you all!

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  70. @LEAFchief Caroline Drummond summing up a successful and useful Leaf Education and Public Engagement Conference at Rothamsted Research. Thank you LEAF and all the speakers. @LEAF_Farming @LEAF_Education pic.twitter.com/va5Sv9AiWk
  71. Huge thanks to all our wonderful speakers at today's Education and Public Engagement conference. Packed with positivism, fresh ideas, new insights. And massive thanks to our hosts @Rothamsted. pic.twitter.com/MSr0g93SaW
  72. Fascinating day at the @LEAF_Education conference - exploring how to engage teenagers with #farming pic.twitter.com/SB2lhnh2G8
  73. @LEAFchief Caroline Drummond summing up a successful and useful Leaf Education and Public Engagement Conference at Rothamsted Research. Thank you LEAF and all the speakers. @LEAF_Farming @LEAF_Education pic.twitter.com/va5Sv9AiWk
  74. Fascinating day at the @LEAF_Education conference - exploring how to engage teenagers with #farming pic.twitter.com/SB2lhnh2G8
  75. Thank you for turning into the live commentary today. Download the results of our teenager research programme get involved

    https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/leaf-website/LEAF-Education-Teenager-research-findings-FINAL.pdf

    www.leafuk.org

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  76. Well done for all the inspirational presentations from all the @BrockhillFarm young people some great messages  https://twitter.com/brockhillfarm/status/1052214756747210752 
  77. “This research will allow Rothamsted and other organisations in the agricultural sector improve the ways they engage with young people about where food comes from and how it is produced.”
  78. A third of teenagers (35%) would consider a career in food and farming, but majority are not receiving relevant information, survey by @LEAF_Education reveals  https://buff.ly/2CkppiN  #nextgeneration #newentrants #farming