The President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) has leant his support to a Midlands children’s school farm that is under threat from the current crisis in the dairy industry.
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, was clearly impressed as he toured the dairy unit at Mount Pleasant School Farm at Forhill on the outskirts of Birmingham. He was struck by the detrimental effect the dairy crisis is having on the charity-run children’s education centre.
Mount Pleasant School Farm provides a unique opportunity to give city children an insight into food, farming and the countryside, and is one of the few dairy farms remaining so close to Birmingham.
It is owned and run by The Worgan Trust which was set up by the Cadbury family in the 1960s as a means of teaching inner city children about farming, food and the countryside, since then more than 400,000 children have enjoyed and benefitted from the experience.