Chalk To Fork

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

I in 5 children think cheese comes from a plant and it takes ten years to grow a carrot!

Chalk To Fork

Today, farming is going through a Technological Revolution, and the pace of change is rapid!

Wouldn’t you like to be a part of this exciting industry?

How Is Our Food Produced?

Today, farming is going through a Technological Revolution, and the pace of change is rapid!

Wouldn’t you like to be a part of this exciting industry?

Careers in the Countryside

Farming is not all about potatoes, mud and wellies. Average salaries exceed the National Average and everyday is different.

60,000 new people to work in the sector are required in the next decade.
Interested?

Our Shows and Events

Our charity hosts three annual events, the Nottinghamshire County Show, Vintage Tractor Show and Midlands Machinery Show.

To support our charitable work we depend upon the income generated from all the other events held at Newark Showground.

Can You Help Us?

We educate children about food and help young people, the unemployed, 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.

Chalk To Fork

What We Do

Chalk to Fork is Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society’s Education Programme for everyone. Discover all the different activities and age groups we help in our What We Do pages.

Education - How is our food produced?

EDUCATION

1 in 5 children aged between 5 to 11 years think cheese comes from a plant, pasta grows on trees and it takes ten years to grow a carrot!
1 in 10 adults believe tofu is a type of mushroom and that bacon comes from a cow.
We have a series of hands-on, practical Farming Challenges, FREE for children and adults to learn where food comes from and how it is produced.
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Career opportunities in farming

FARMING CAREERS

Modern day farming is an exciting global industry using cutting edge technology.
The farming industry needs 60,000 new people to work in the sector within the next ten years, as the average age of a farmer is now 59. The variety of job opportunities is immense, with average salaries exceeding the national average, and you don’t need to come from a farming background.
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Nottinghamshire County Show

SHOWS & EVENTS

Our charity, Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society, depends upon the many events taking place at the Newark Showground for our income.
Children under 17 all have FREE entry to the Nottinghamshire County Show, Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show and Midlands Machinery Show. Three annual shows hosted by our charity, to celebrate farming.
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Ways you can help the NNAS Education project

CAN YOU HELP?

Chalk to Fork is an Educational Programme for everyone, both young and old, provided by Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society. We are a registered charity.
Help us to change lives through volunteering, sponsorship or donations, all of which go a long way to support our educational and careers activities and FREE talks and presentations.
Any offer of help is welcome.
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CHALK TO FORK

A Community Education Programme for young and old, part of the charitable work of
Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society - founded 1799
Registered Charity No: 514080