The Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) is working with schools on a number of different levels. The aim is to inform students and teachers about Swedish agriculture and food production and to create interest in the green industry so that it becomes an attractive and natural career choice.
LRF School Contact is primarily aimed at children in kindergarten, students in primary schools and teachers. Agriculture is a living teaching materials and in addition to helping with school supplies in the form of brochures, posters and books, we can also assist with visits to farms.
LRF Gotland invites all students in grade four on the island for a visit to a farm, something we started a few years ago. Our hope is that all fourth graders will have the opportunity to come to a farm. We have decided to have visits in the spring, the one that fits best teachers and students.
The class gets a designated time to be on the farm and shown around by a guide. The visit takes about two hours and we offer a sausage and NGT to drink.
We are going out to the classes notified before the farm visit. It will be an hour of exciting information about farming! The visit and the information is free of charge. Unfortunately we have no way to help with transport.
Jan Ekdahl, LRF Gotland
Tel: 0498 206794