For the 500 million inhabitants of the European Union, which is made up of 23 countries, a lot of food is needed that would be hoped to be healthy, safe and nutritious. But these food characteristics can only be assured by farms.
Unfortunately, only 6% of European farmers are under the age of 35 and this can be a problem for the future production of better quality food. So a farm first of all produces quality food products. To achieve this, it must comply with legislation that is aimed at protecting the environment, so while it cultivates cereals or raises animals, at the same time it takes care of nature, helping to safeguard biodiversity. It is essential that all new generations become aware of how crucial the role of farms is for the healthy sustenance of all living beings. Talking about this theme, living experiences in the rural world, stimulating the curiosity of the little ones, means triggering a virtuous behavior aimed at the subsistence of our ecosystem. It is also with this aim that the farmers organize tastings of their honeys, cheeses, cereals, wines or meats, generating an induced tourism that is increasingly attentive to a behavior of respect and kindness towards the environment, animals and people. A child who was on an educational farm discovers the value of the time spent near his companions, near the animals, learns that the bunny has a different touch function than the cell phone, does not respond immediately to the same requests and requires the participation of your part emotional, it requires him to play his part in their relationship as well. He will have to be kind to him, thoughtful, patient to wait for the best time to approach him. This is why a multifunctional farm is the most suitable place for school-work alternation. Because our children need to experience slowness in relationships, in achieving goals and only working in contact with the rural world can give them the pace to realize this. Too often in offices or factories the worker is measured by what he makes in an hour, by what the profit is. But human beings are not made like that, they need to feel fulfilled to recognize a value in what they are doing, to be there or not to be there is a value for him. On the farm you do not need a mobile phone, you interact with the earth, with a horse or you repair a fence and do it together with other young people like you, talking in person, building a real relationship that will pay off immensely. On the farm, in addition to gaining experience in a reality that has immense margins for development (only 6% of European factors are young people under 35) and very strong implications on the life of living beings, you cultivate experiences that improve you as an individual and you feel the aspects grow that determine the true quality of your life. Those who choose to become a factor do so because they embrace a lifestyle that requires a lot of commitment but which can pay off with great satisfaction, especially with the awareness of being able to have a concrete impact on the future of the environment, biodiversity and healthy nutrition.