Unit 1 – Why do farm visits cost money?

In this unit I will learn how to:

  1. understand from the perspective of the farmer why an educational farm visit might cost money.
  2. understand from the perspective of the school why an educational farm visit might cost money.

Introduction to the topic:

When setting up visits, many farms and / or schools report that a lack of sufficient financial resourcing is one of the main barriers to maintaining and extending farm learning opportunities. In a previous EU funded project, two thirds of the nine farms that completed case studies raised the issue of visit costs as a barrier to successful farm visits. Since there are so many different options to visit a farm and since, for example, transport to the farm can be very expensive, it can hard to state what a visit may cost – A three of four day residential on a school farm will invariably cost a lot more than a half day visit.