• Chalk To Fork

    Society is becoming more disconnected than ever from understanding how our food is produced and where it comes from.

    If you eat, you have a clear connection with agriculture and farming, and
    will be directly affected by the industry...

    What We're About >
  • How Is Our Food Produced?

    1 in 5 school children aged 5 to 11 believe fish fingers are made from chicken, cheese comes from a plant, pasta grows on trees and it takes ten years to grow a carrot!

    We help educate children and their families through a series of fun
    and rewarding Schools Farming Challenge Awards...

    Schools Farming Challenges >
  • Careers in the Countryside

    Farming is not all about potatoes, mud and wellies and putting your arm up the bottom of a sheep. It is an exciting global industry using cutting-edge technology.

    The industry needs 60,000 new people to work in the sector by 2020 with
    average salaries exceeding the National Average. Interested?

    Farming Careers >
  • Can You Help Us?

    We aim to help young people, the unemployed, ex-servicemen or anyone considering a life change by raising awareness and facilitating career opportunities in the farming and horticultural industries.

    Help us to change lives by volunteering, sponsorship or donations...

    How You can Help >
  • Our Shows and Events

    Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society stage three annual events, the Nottinghamshire County Show, Vintage Tractor Show and Midlands Machinery Show.

    Next year, we plan to hold an exciting brand new Education and Opportunities in Farming day for children and young people...

    Our Shows and Events >

Chalk To Fork

Making a difference with your help...

Schools Farming Challenge Awards

In partnership with schools we help educate children about how food is produced through a series of FREE fun and rewarding Schools Farming Challenge Awards...

1 in 5 school children aged 5 to 11 believe fish fingers are made from chicken, cheese comes from a plant, pasta grows on trees and it takes ten years to grow a carrot! How alarming is that?

Farming Careers and Apprenticeships

The farming industry needs 60,000 new people to work in the sector by 2020, and the pay is better than you think. Average salaries exceed the National Average. Interested?

Farming is not all about potatoes, mud and wellies and putting your arm up the bottom of a sheep. It is an exciting global industry using innovative cutting-edge technology...

Help Us To Change Young Lives

We are a charity and badly need your support through sponsorship, donations or volunteering, so we can deliver our free education and careers programmes...

You can help others by sponsoring a school, a farming challenge or an education or careers event, make a donation no amount is too small or volunteer a few hours of your time...

Our Shows & Education and Careers Events

Chalk To Fork is a free Education Programme provided by our parent charity, the Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society...

Come along to one of our shows and discover more about our work. All children under 17 can go free! Nottinghamshire County Show, Vintage Tractor Show, Midlands Machinery Show

CHALK to FORK is the Educational Social Enterprise Project provided by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society We are a registered charity.

Our Schools Farming Challenge Awards are exciting educational projects, activities and opportunities for local school children, their families and the wider community to take part in.

We also raise awareness and promote Careers, Apprenticeships and Work Placements in the farming industry and other related industries such as horticulture, artisan food production, etc. The career opportunities are many and open to anyone of any age with an interest in the countryside. You do not have to come from a farming background.

Contact our Education Officer for more information…

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CHALK to FORK is the Educational Social Enterprise Project provided by
Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society charity

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A BIG thank you to Newark & Sherwood District Council for their generous support.