An educational event on the County Showground in Haverfordwest this month will aim to teach school children from across Pembrokeshire about local food production.

The event, which is sponsored by Meat Promotion Wales/Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) and Castell Howell, will take place on Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20, 2023, on the Pembrokeshire County Showground.

The event is suitable for year five students upwards and will feature arable, dairy, beef and sheep farmers to demonstrate and explain the journey of the different crops, milk, eggs and meat produced in Pembrokeshire.

There will also be machinery and animals at the event to help farmers explain what skills are required to produce food and care for the countryside, the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society said.

The society anticipates that over 1,000 children will be in attendance, all of which will have allotted times.

Pembrokeshire Show governor, Kathy Wilson, said: “One of the important elements of Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society’s work is educational and spreading the word around the county about how local food is produced.

“The response was extremely positive to our first Food Story event last October which had a harvest theme.

“We hope local school children will learn a lot about where their food comes from when they attend this barbecue themed event next month.

“We are very grateful to all the farmers and supporters who are volunteering their time to make this event happen.”

Local food production

The event will feature businesses from Pembrokeshire who will teach the children about health and well-being as well as how science, technology, engineering and mathematics are used to produce food locally.

It will also provide an opportunity for children to learn about land-based careers and those within the food and drink industry.

There will also be discussions around weather and climate and how it can affect the work farmers do and how crops grow.

Children will also get an opportunity to cook and taste something with local ingredients, Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society said.

Schools that are interested in participating in the event are urged to complete the booking form, which is available via the Pembrokeshire Show website.