The Education Area reflects the sentiments and commitment of the Heathfield Show Council when it was first set up in 1947, which was to encourage and advance the knowledge of the countryside to others. The area, sponsored by Tottingworth Farms, host to the Heathfield Show, is designed to educate and inform children and adults alike, about the provenance of meat and the important part farming plays in delivering food to our tables.

Not only will the area have a display of farm animals – examples of different breeds of cattle and their calves, a ewe and lamb, and sow and piglets – but it will have a hands on corner for children so they can enjoy making a toy sheep, a colouring corner, and the opportunity to fill out a brief Q&A sheet about the area in return for a lollipop. Tottingworth Farms will also have their farm shop set up in this area so visitors will be able to taste and purchase the products of the Farm.

Follow the story of the animals’ life from field to fork. The Farm Shop also gives visitors the opportunity of purchasing products that have absolutely zero food miles – how often do you get that chance?

Sussex Young Farmers

Sussex Young Farmers Clubs Federation comprises 9 regional Clubs along with 3 School/College Clubs. The YFC is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.

Sussex Federation of Young Farmers’ Club will again be in the Education Marquee, which is situated by the Red Gate entrance – working with Plumpton College
Our Display this Year –

Tractor Factor – will be making a re-appearance. The two radio controlled tractors will be racing over a course set on a farm.
“Know your Eggs” and “Know your Birds” will also be returning.
“Know your Countryside” an interactive identification game, should be great fun in testing you knowledge about the Countryside.

• Terrier Racing –Bring you terriers along to Country Ways – two session of Racing 10.45 am and 3.00 pm. We can never have too many terriers!! Great fun to watch!!

• What is YFC all about – open to anybody from all walks of life between the ages of 10-26. Come along and speak to our members to find out what YFC is all about and learn about the Countryside. YFC programmes are all designed by the members for the members.
Our Clubs in Sussex – We have five Clubs in east of the county and four in the west of the county. Each club caters for different ages of young people. How about opening a club in the very east or north of East Sussex – Rye and Frant areas comes to mind – a challenge to us all for the coming year – six young people is all we need in the first instance – any offers of help?
Remember you do not have to be a Farmer to be a Young Farmer