Jane Powell, Wales education coordinator for FACE, said: "A farm visit
provides an opportunity for children to learn in an outdoor environment, to learn how their food is produced and how the countryside is managed.
In its annual review, the Stoneleigh-based group said the number of farm visits
it made last year was up 14 per cent to 6,725.
David says: "I fully endorse and support The Journal's campaign, which ties in with what children learn from farm visits
about local food, food miles, and fresh food.
All of them exhibiting use of the latest technology, showing the reality presented by Dai Jones in all his farm visits
It forecasts farm visits
for just 200 Welsh holdings each year,and that the inspection regime will ``minimise bureaucracy,maximise co- ordination between the regulatory bodies and minimise the need for multiple visits to farms''.
Animal health officers at Northumberland and Durham county councils have halted their routine farm visits
to minimise any risk of FMD spreading.
A natural interest in people and being able to offer help and support to teachers who undertake farm visits
with their pupils.
It included several other farm visits
and a day at Beef Expo at Skipton.
FACE now runs seminars across the UK for teachers to demonstrate the curriculum value of farm visits
FACE head of education Bill Graham called for more farm visits
for children and greater awareness in schools about food, the countryside and farming, with farmers and growers providing the information and acting as ambassadors for the industry.
About 50 farmers have offered to host these farm visits
, which take place throughout the year, and many of the visits are based on a specific theme, such as lambing, the harvest, or collecting a Christmas tree.
, severely hit by the foot-and- mouth outbreak in 2001, rose46pc last year while wildlife attractions were up 13pc,country parks 12pc and gardens 11pc.
Application packs are available from the Countryside Council for Wales headquarters office in Bangor and Tir Gofal officers will make farm visits
in the autumn, on a first-come, first-served basis as applications are received,'' said the scheme's co-ordinator Ann Humble.
5m on the new service, which will include telephone information and advice; local advice clinics and half-day farm visits
Ann Humble,CCW s Tir Gofal Co-ordinator said: ``Application packs are available from our headquarters in Bangor,and Tir Gofal officers will make farm visits
in the autumn,on a first come first served basis as the applications are received.