Educational activities

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, alongside the other Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board divisions, offers a range of advice, information and free resources to help farmers get involved in education and help the next generation to understand food and farming.

Getting started

Many farmers are passionate about educating youngsters on where food comes from and how it is produced – but where to start? The following tips, links and resources will help:

  • AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds is a partner of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) which hosts a wide range of resources for farmers to use in talking about food production and agriculture.
  • If you are thinking about opening your gates to school parties then find out more by going to
  • Accessibility, safety and hygiene should be taken into account if you are considering hosting school visits. More information is available on the following video - Open your farm, produced by AHDB Dairy.
  • AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and the other AHDB sectors sponsor Open Farm Sunday which is a great way to experience farm visits and engage with the local community. 

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds educational resources

Wheat into flourOnce you’ve organised your talk or decided to host a visit, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds offers a range of free educational resources which you can use as talking points to help educate your guests about cereals and oilseeds farming. It's easy to order the below resources listed below from

  • Story posters – a range of colourful and visually appealing posters tracking the story of cereals, malting barley, oats and oilseed rape from farm to final product.
  • Wheat into flour pack – presents the milling process from wheat to flour with samples at each stage
  • Curriculum-linked educational activities and resources can be found on the Grain Chain website. Whether it's video, games worksheets or recipes that you're looking for there is lots to choose from.

About AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds educational activity

Find out more about AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds' investment in consumer activity on behalf of the cereals and oilseeds industry.