"Lernort Bauernhof" – the farm as a place of learning

A CAP-funded educational programme raises awareness about agriculture among school students and creates a new income stream for farms as providers of educational services.

Project summary: 

Since 2018, the Chamber of Agriculture of Rhineland-Palatinate has been implementing the project "Lernort Bauernhof" (Farm as a place of learning) in cooperation with agricultural enterprises. The project created an extracurricular learning opportunity for school children and promoted further training for teachers and farm managers. The aim is for pupils to gain insights into modern agriculture and learn where food comes from and how it is produced.

Project results: 

Between 2018 and 2022, 111 participant farms delivered 762 teaching sessions to 12 928 pupils.

At the end of the project in 2025, it is expected that 100 of the participant farms will have actively established themselves as extracurricular learning providers, continuing to offer educational services in order to diversify their income and maintain this public-facing aspect of their farming practice.