More local farmers are being urged to get involved in a ‘FaceTime’ scheme educating school pupils on where the food they eat comes from.
Ian Collison, who grows tulips for major brands like Sainsbury’s and M&S from his family-run cut flower business at Tuxhill Farm at Terrington St Clement, near King’s Lynn, is one of the farmers involved in the new initiative.
“Youngsters need to know that chicken nuggets don’t grow on trees, we have a responsibility as farmers to do something about it and educate children because there are people who live in the centres of villages who’ve never set foot on a farm.
“So few people are employed on farms now whereas 50 years ago, everyone knew somebody so we need to bridge that gap. We need to speak to children through a medium they understand as they are the consumers and the employers of tomorrow.”