New Resources Encourage Young Farmers to Protect the Environment

New Resources Encourage Young Farmers to Protect the Environment

Resources encouraging less waste are live on the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club website.

Activity sheets, quizzes and general guidance produced by the plastics and sustainability team are just some of the materials available to download from the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club (NFYFC) thanks to a joint initiative with the Environment Agency.

The NFYFC is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.

The agricultural industry is one of the sectors the plastics and sustainability team is engaging with as part of the Interreg Preventing Plastic Pollution programme, which identifies and targets plastics hotspots from river to sea. The team is also working with the education, business, community, sport and fishing sectors.

“Young Farmers’ Clubs are eager to do all they can to help combat climate change and these fun activities will help our members work together to make proactive changes in their local rural communities and on farms to prevent plastic pollution,” NFYFC chairman Rachel Goldie said.

Outside of its regulatory work, the Environment Agency is an influencer with ambitions to promote better environmental practices that result in a reduction of plastic waste, helping to achieve the goals and commitments outlined in its 5 year plan to create better places for people, wildlife and the environment, and the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

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Anita Jacobs is an MIB journalist writing about agriculture and discussing key environmental issues. She also gives lectures on land and property management to college students.