Unit 1 – Why do farm visits cost money?
In this unit I will learn how to:
- understand from the perspective of the farmer why an educational farm visit might cost money.
- 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.