Welcome to Why Farming Matters, a teaching resource containing a wealth of activity ideas for Key Stage 2 classes. Teachers can select individual activities or deliver them all as part of a topic on food and farming. Why Farming Matters is a collaborative project by Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).
Biodiversity – is a term used to describe the variety of life on earth
Arable cropland is a great place to see some of the UK’s rarest farmland birds including the grey partridge, corn bunting and skylark
Listen to find out how modern farming shapes the South Downs, the history of farming on the Downs and clues to past landscapes…