Tom Martin is passionate about sharing what happens ‘behind the farm gate’, which has led him to become involved in the CLA, NFU, LEAF, and East of England Agricultural Society, as well as writing monthly in local publications and hosting a well-supported presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as ‘Farmer Tom’.
In 2017 he launched ‘Farmer Time’ (formerly called ‘FaceTime a Farmer’) which pairs farmers with school classes; currently over 10,000 school children video call to their paired farmer every fortnight to link curriculum learning with life on the farm.
Whilst agroecological farming practices are gaining traction they are not being adopted at the required rate to effectively reduce the environmental degradation we see connected to our farming landscape. This session will see farmers, growers and researchers discuss the issues and barriers being faced in educating existing and next generational farmers. They will highlight grassroots […]