FACE and LEAF in talks to merge
A proposed merger between FACE (Farming & Countryside Education) and LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has been announced this month.
The vision for the proposed merger is to increase the impact and capability of the two charities' work in improving education and understanding of farming, food and the environment.
One of FACE's great strengths is its role in creating and managing collaborations and partnerships across the range of food, farming and countryside organisations, and as such has worked with LEAF's Open Farm School Days as well as Countryside Classroom and Visit My Farm.
Both organisations have charitable status and share many common goals, and so together they believe they can achieve even more for members and for UK agriculture as a whole and grow on their reach and impact in education so that more children and young people can experience and learn about agriculture and food production.
FACE Chief Executive, Dan Corlett commented: “This is a very exciting moment for FACE. I am very proud of all that the FACE team has achieved and the place we hold as a leader in taking agriculture into schools.”
LEAF Chief Executive, Caroline Drummond said: “We are really excited at this opportunity, which comes at a time when it has never been more important to demonstrate and state the case for British agriculture. The potential merger offers a real opportunity for our two organisations to work together even more effectively and efficiently to deliver multiple benefits to our partners and stakeholders”
The proposed merger is due to be confirmed by Summer 2017. Visit the FACE website for further information and updates.