AT THIS year’s Spring Festival Wales YFC launched its new agricultural education programme, FARMQUEST.

Over the two days families gathered at the Wales YFC Centre to learn about different farming practices and also the importance of the agricultural industry within the food chain. With newly designed interactive games and workshops, children were able to get involved and learn about the journey from field to fork.

Some of the activities such as “Field to Fork Challenge” and “From Gate to Plate” enabled children to identify the key steps within the food production chain. Children also got to learn about different activities that happen each year on the farm along with the different cuts of meat for Beef, Lamb and Pork with brand new interactive jigsaws. Pedal tractors were also provided by Massey Ferguson and proved successful with some of the younger children that were in attendance at the festival.

Sioned Edwards, chairman of Events and Marketing said: “The launch of FARMQUEST had been a true success and it was great to see children so eager to get involved and learn more about the agricultural industry. Parents issued good feedback for the new agricultural programme and encouraged their children to take part”

Wales YFC would like to thank the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust for its kind sponsorship towards the new resources for children. The resources will also be available for counties and clubs to use in future shows and school visits. For more information contact Wales YFC.

Oh behalf of the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, John Davies, NFU Cymru president said: “It’s great to see Wales YFC portraying the journey from gate to plate to the next generation at the Spring Festival”.

Along with the launch of FARMQUEST there were a number of different activities going on at the Wales YFC Centre including a hand shearing workshop hosted by John Till and Robin Jones along with a gardening workshop provided by Huw Richards. Wales YFC would like to thank the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for its support in organising these workshops and working with it for the Little Smallholders area during the Spring Festival.