Farming in Action - Trace the story of food and farming
How often do we think about how the food we eat gets to our table? In our Farming in Action area you’ll be able to see the journey that produce takes from field to fork and learn more about our fragile food chain.
WHAT'S IN STORE
How often do we think about how the food we eat gets to our table? Watch as we tell the fascinating story of our food and its journey from source to table through farming. There will be a treat in store for farming machinery fans, too, with an exhibition of machinery through the ages. Children are welcome to clamber on board.
There’ll be a treat in store for farm machinery fans too. An exhibition of machinery through the ages will tell the story of farming, from the first steam-powered traction engines to the GPS-directed tractors used in today’s precision agriculture. Children are welcome to clamber on board.
Learn all about the milling process. They'll even be a small bakery for children to bake bread rolls! In this area, learn al about how barley is turned into beer or whisky and how oil seed rape is used to make cooking oils and bio fuels.
British Sugar are supporting this exciting area, featuring an insight into the UK sugar industry and the uses of sugar in the food chain. They'll be a display featuring a sugar beet loader, haulage lorry and more.
Learn all about the planting, growing and harvesting aspects of potato production and a look at all the uses of potatoes, explained with the making of crisps and chips. Find out about the different varieties of potato and what type is suited for different uses.
On display will be a variety of home grown vegetables and the equipment used on the farms. See a bean harvester, pea vine and carrot grading machine up close. They'll be an emphasis on technology and careers in farming.
Are you a farming machinery fan? Then we've got a treat for you! See a variety of vintage farming machines on display in the 'Farming in Action' area at Countryfile Live, including engines and tractors.
Blue Force Tractor Club will be bringing along a selection of vintage tractors for all of our visitors to enjoy. Formed in April 2011 by a small group of tractor enthusiasts, Blue Force has grown to be a very diversified club run entirely by volunteers. Now you can share their passion in the Farming in Action area.