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HOME EDUCATION HUB: Farming videos

Monday, 06 July 2020
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Want to know the difference between beef and dairy cattle, how a combine harvester works, or why sheep have to be shorn? You’ll find the answers in these short, engaging videos providing a snapshot of the world of farming

Meet Farmer Henry  
A virtual tour round a beef and cereal farm.

Learn about some of the many crops harvested in the UK and discover some fascinating facts about them.

Arable farming  
Guy Smith of Guy Smith Farms provides an overview of the crops he grows including wheat, oilseed rape and potatoes.

Beef farming 
Adam Quinney of Reins Farm describes how he raises cattle to produce beef.

Chicken farming  
Sam Watson-Jones of Howle Manor explains how he cares for the poultry on his farm, grown to produce chicken meat.

Dairy farming  
Emma Harrison of Greystone Farm tells us all about dairy cows and milk production.

Sheep farming  
Adam Quinney of Reins Farm outlines the process of rearing sheep for meat, and the importance of his collie dog.

Strawberry farming  
Jaswinder Singh of Vicarage Nurseries introduces us to commercial strawberry production and how he is able to produce crops from April to November.

British beef, British Sugar and British tomatoes   
Discover how sugar beet is grown and processed, and how tomatoes are an unexpected by-product.

For more home education resources, go to the Countryside Classroom Home Education Hub. We are also posting weekly blogs until mid-July highlighting a range of resources on a particular theme. All resources were originally written for school use, but are equally suitable for education at home, while following government guidelines on social distancing.

Do share what you are doing with us, and other home educators, at #CountrysideClassroom.

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