Oct 172016
 
Young minds see food production in action for the first time

It is not often you find a group of inner city South African children having a personal meet and greet with a herd of East Riding cattle, but that’s exactly what happened last week. This educational farm visit was part of a programme run by Mark Thompson and Robert Rook, on Robert’s farm near Market

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Yorkshire Wolds Heritage

 

Heritage of the Wolds

Feeding a nation, Christmas harvests and farmers work

Preserving – memories, food and wool

Horse Power – then and now, Poo Cycle, Crop Cycle

Autumn Tasks, Victorian Villages, School’s Harvest

Bygone days, harvest and lambs

Landscape from Ice gives harvest for beast and man

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14 March 2016 Science Week STEM Special

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Mar 112016
 
14 March 2016 Science Week STEM Special

The ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production (ABC STEM in Food Production) has been produced for science week (13-22 March 2015) but it can be used at any time so don’t worry if your science week is already over flowing with science! This will give you a taste of the experience of having a farm yard in your classroom – but without the muck and without the smells!

The ABC STEM in Food Production gives the ABC’s of the part science, technology, engineering & maths play in modern food production. See how Bees, Cows, Digestion, Evolution, Fermentation….. Interactive screen and Lasers play a part in modern food production.

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1 March 2016 Nature knows

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Feb 282016
 
1 March 2016 Nature knows

This program looks at the importance of weather how it effects wildlife and the onset of spring, how we can cheat the weather to some extent by growing plants and using bees in a greenhouse, but not without a cost. Also how it can still cause problems with keeping livestock like pigs outside.

Spring has sprung – Should you rush to start planting your plot on the first day of spring? What else could you be doing?
Beating the weather? –Another visit to the greenhouses to see how the tomatoes are progressing, as well as cucumbers and surprisingly strawberries.
The weather can kill! – This follows our newborn piglets through to weaning, looking at what different systems are available for rearing pigs and how the UK pig herd has some of the highest welfare standards in the world – which we should be supporting if we believe in animal welfare.

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8 February 2016 – Preparing for Spring

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Feb 072016
 
8 February 2016 - Preparing for Spring

Forward planning your Veggie Patch – Seasonal vegetables are about forward planning. Even when it is snowing in spring you can be starting your spring planting with home made newspaper plant pots!
Preparing for Calving and Sows Farrowing – Shows a farmer fetching in his cattle ready for calving in the spring, Then goes on to show how piglets are born all year round. With footage of piglets actually being born .
New Life in the Greenhouse –Show the tomatoes we saw being planted and grown as seedlings now being transferred and set out in greenhouses.

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25 January 2016 – Beyond the Farm

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Jan 242016
 
25 January 2016 - Beyond the Farm

Extending the Veggie Patch – extending our veggie patch to grow more fresh produce.
Milk beyond the farm – Shows that the safety of this important foodstuff starts with storage on the farm and then shows how it is treated to keep it safe to consume and then how it is packed into the cartons of liquid milk you buy as a consumer.
Potatoes beyond the farm – This shows how the surplus of harvest is stored and gradually used to keep the shops of Britain supplied year round – without the need for ‘fresh’ imports of potatoes from abroad as some shops would have you believe. It also shows how one of our favourite potato products is made – Crisps!

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11 January 2016 – Computers in Agriculture Winter Allotment Harvest

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Jan 072016
 
11 January 2016 - Computers in Agriculture Winter Allotment Harvest

Farm Animals and Computers – Shows how computers are used to monitor pigs feeding during pregnancy and also how they are used to help farmers weigh ingredients so they can mix the correct food ingredients for cattle. It also shows how even milking cows and goats is helped by the use of computer to monitor how much milk is produced.
In your local Greenhouse – Shows how machines are used to plant seeds then how computers and robots are used to then sort the growing seedlings. It also shows how human input is still needed for many jobs that computers cannot do – yet!
Winter Harvest – See what you can harvest even in winter on our allotment.

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23 November 2015 – Christmas Special: Trees Sprouts Wool Jumpers

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Nov 192015
 
23 November 2015 - Christmas Special: Trees Sprouts Wool Jumpers

Christmas Harvest in the fields. – Christmas Trees and Sprouts being harvested for Christmas.The wet Autumn has meant farmers are still trying to harvest some other crops to0…..
Christmas Jumpers. – See how the wool for your jumper get from the sheep to Santa’s sack!
Using Wildlife to help you celebrate Christmas. – Gives details of how to make a traditional Christmas Wreath decoration using foliage from the countryside
Plus Bonus – How we can help you with your growing in school next term

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9 November 2015 – Managing the seasons

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Nov 102015
 
9 November 2015 - Managing the seasons

How can you enjoy your 5-a-day all year round? This looks at the different ways we use to preserve food so we can enjoy it out of season. Freeze it! Cool it! Fly it! Cover it! Time it!
Dressing a Lambs carcass. – Shows how your local butcher dresses or butchers a lambs carcass for you to enjoy your favourite cuts of lamb such as chops, leg or shoulder of lamb.
Helping wildlife with the seasons. – Shows how you can help the wildlife cycle by feeding birds in your garden or school. This section gives you advice and tips on feeding birds and also how you can make your own fat balls.

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19 October 2015 – The ABC of farming

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Oct 182015
 
19 October 2015 - The ABC of farming

The Poo Cycle. How farm livestock re-cycle the products of harvest. This shows how livestock eat the products of harvest and produce manure for the farming to re-cycle by using on the crops he grows.
Re-starting the Crop Cycle– Shows farmers planting their Winter crops and thus re-starting the farming cycle.
Wildlife is seasonal too– Explains how birds migrate here not only in the summer but also the winter. Asks them to look for some winter migratory birds

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5 October 2015 – Autumn Tasks

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Oct 052015
 
5 October 2015 - Autumn Tasks

Livestock farmers preparing for Winter feeding. – Shows how livestock farmers started their preparation for winter back in the summer by preserving grass to feed over the winter.
Preparing for winter greens – Growing seasonal food and how to have vegetables all winter
Autumn crops still to harvest – Shows pupils returning to Stockbridge to harvest the crops they planted this spring and also how farmers harvest the same crops with big machines

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28 September 2015 – Using the Products of Harvest

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Oct 022015
 
28 September 2015 - Using the Products of Harvest

Natures larder – How natures larder does not last all winter and needs help to sustain wildlife until the spring.
Using the products of harvest for us – Shows some of the products we can make from Cereal Grains such as flour, bread and beer
Using the products of harvest for livestock – Shows how we use cereals to feed livestock

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20 April 2015 – New Crop New Harvest New Arrival

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Apr 272015
 
20 April 2015 - New Crop New Harvest New Arrival

This program looks at the importance of weather how it effects wildlife and the onset of spring, how we can cheat the weather to some extent by growing plants and using bees in a greenhouse, but not without a cost. Also how it can still cause problems with keeping livestock like pigs outside.

Spring has sprung – Should you rush to start planting your plot on the first day of spring? What else could you be doing?
Beating the weather? –Another visit to the greenhouses to see how the tomatoes are progressing, as well as cucumbers and surprisingly strawberries.
The weather can kill! – This follows our newborn piglets through to weaning, looking at what different systems are available for rearing pigs and how the UK pig herd has some of the highest welfare standards in the world – which we should be supporting if we believe in animal welfare.

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16 March 2015 Science Week STEM Special

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Mar 152015
 
16 March 2015 Science Week STEM Special

The ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production (ABC STEM in Food Production) has been produced for science week (13-22 March 2015) but it can be used at any time so don’t worry if your science week is already over flowing with science! This will give you a taste of the experience of having a farm yard in your classroom – but without the muck and without the smells!

The ABC STEM in Food Production gives the ABC’s of the part science, technology, engineering & maths play in modern food production. See how Bees, Cows, Digestion, Evolution, Fermentation….. Interactive screen and Lasers play a part in modern food production.

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2 March 2015 Nature knows

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Feb 282015
 
2 March 2015 Nature knows

This program looks at the importance of weather how it effects wildlife and the onset of spring, how we can cheat the weather to some extent by growing plants and using bees in a greenhouse, but not without a cost. Also how it can still cause problems with keeping livestock like pigs outside.

Spring has sprung – Should you rush to start planting your plot on the first day of spring? What else could you be doing?
Beating the weather? –Another visit to the greenhouses to see how the tomatoes are progressing, as well as cucumbers and surprisingly strawberries.
The weather can kill! – This follows our newborn piglets through to weaning, looking at what different systems are available for rearing pigs and how the UK pig herd has some of the highest welfare standards in the world – which we should be supporting if we believe in animal welfare.

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9 February 2015 – Preparing for Spring

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Feb 082015
 
9 February 2015 - Preparing for Spring

Forward planning your Veggie Patch – Seasonal vegetables are about forward planning. Even when it is snowing in spring you can be starting your spring planting with home made newspaper plant pots!
Preparing for Calving and Sows Farrowing – Shows a farmer fetching in his cattle ready for calving in the spring, Then goes on to show how piglets are born all year round. With footage of piglets actually being born .
New Life in the Greenhouse –Show the tomatoes we saw being planted and grown as seedlings now being transferred and set out in greenhouses.

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26 January 2015 – Beyond the Farm

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Jan 232015
 
26 January 2015 - Beyond the Farm

Extending the Veggie Patch – extending our veggie patch to grow more fresh produce.
Milk beyond the farm – Shows that the safety of this important foodstuff starts with storage on the farm and then shows how it is treated to keep it safe to consume and then how it is packed into the cartons of liquid milk you buy as a consumer.
Potatoes beyond the farm – This shows how the surplus of harvest is stored and gradually used to keep the shops of Britain supplied year round – without the need for ‘fresh’ imports of potatoes from abroad as some shops would have you believe. It also shows how one of our favourite potato products is made – Crisps!

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12 January 2015 – Computers in Agriculture Winter Allotment Harvest

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Jan 092015
 
12 January 2015 - Computers in Agriculture Winter Allotment Harvest

Farm Animals and Computers – Shows how computers are used to monitor pigs feeding during pregnancy and also how they are used to help farmers weigh ingredients so they can mix the correct food ingredients for cattle. It also shows how even milking cows and goats is helped by the use of computer to monitor how much milk is produced.
In your local Greenhouse – Shows how machines are used to plant seeds then how computers and robots are used to then sort the growing seedlings. It also shows how human input is still needed for many jobs that computers cannot do – yet!
Winter Harvest – See what you can harvest even in winter on our allotment.

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1 December 2014 – Christmas Special: Trees Sprouts Wool Jumpers

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Nov 252014
 
1 December 2014 - Christmas Special: Trees Sprouts Wool Jumpers

Christmas Harvest in the fields. – Christmas Trees and Sprouts being harvested for Christmas.The wet Autumn has meant farmers are still trying to harvest some other crops to0…..
Christmas Jumpers. – See how the wool for your jumper get from the sheep to Santa’s sack!
Using Wildlife to help you celebrate Christmas. – Gives details of how to make a traditional Christmas Wreath decoration using foliage from the countryside
Plus Bonus – How we can help you with your growing in school next term

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10 November 2014 – Managing the seasons

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Nov 072014
 
10 November 2014 - Managing the seasons

How can you enjoy your 5-a-day all year round? This looks at the different ways we use to preserve food so we can enjoy it out of season. Freeze it! Cool it! Fly it! Cover it! Time it!
Dressing a Lambs carcass. – Shows how your local butcher dresses or butchers a lambs carcass for you to enjoy your favourite cuts of lamb such as chops, leg or shoulder of lamb.
Helping wildlife with the seasons. – Shows how you can help the wildlife cycle by feeding birds in your garden or school. This section gives you advice and tips on feeding birds and also how you can make your own fat balls.

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20 October 2014 – The ABC of farming

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Oct 162014
 
20 October 2014 - The ABC of farming

The Poo Cycle.How farm livestock re-cycle the products of harvest. This shows how livestock eat the products of harvest and produce manure for the farming to re-cycle by using on the crops he grows.
Re-starting the Crop Cycle– Shows farmers planting their Winter crops and thus re-starting the farming cycle.
Wildlife is seasonal too– Explains how birds migrate here not only in the summer but also the winter. Asks them to look for some winter migratory birds

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6 October 2014 – Autumn Tasks

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Oct 032014
 
6 October 2014 - Autumn Tasks

School’s harvest as do farmers – Shows pupils returning to Stockbridge to harvest the crops they planted this spring and also how farmers harvest the same crops with big machines
Livestock farmers preparing for Winter. – Shows how livestock farmers started their preparation for winter back in the summer by preserving grass to feed over the winter.
Wildlife must prepare for Winter – Explains how farmers help insects survive winter and how you can too at your school.

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22 September 2014 – Using the Products of Harvest

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Sep 192014
 
22 September 2014 - Using the Products of Harvest

Natures larder – How natures larder does not last all winter and needs help to sustain wildlife until the spring.
Using the products of harvest for us – Shows some of the products we can make from Cereal Grains such as flour, bread and beer
Using the products of harvest for livestock – Shows how we use cereals to feed livestock

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