Around 200 school children from Dumfries and Galloway have been taking part in a Food and Farming event to learn about the agricultural industry.
The Queensberry Initiative and Royal Highland Education Trust joined together to host workshops including everything from sampling wild rabbit to milking Daisy the cow.
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The National Farmers Union is asking farmers to be vigilant after nearly £50,000 worth of sheep were stolen from a Cumbrian farm.
Twenty-six pedigree Swaledale breeding sheep were taken from an eight acre field at Long Marton near Appleby. It's thought the thieves must have experience rounding up livestock.
It's one of the biggest industries in our region, but how much do we really know about farming and food production?
Well people working across the industry have been telling hundreds of children about what goes on and how they may one day want to get involved. Tim Backshall went to Kelso to see what happened.
A photographer has spent five years documenting the life of fell farmers in the Lake District and the Herdwick sheep they care for.
Ian Lawson's work is now on show at Rheged and he says the exhibition aims to highlight the uncertain future of the industry.
Around seven thousand people have turned out in Carlisle for the annual Borderway Dairy Expo.
The event showcases the best of the dairy industry with over 400 entries in the livestock classes, as well more than 140 trade stands.
Organisers say the Expo is going from strength to strength and is the perfect opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate their best produce.
Lori Carnochan reports:
The average age of farmers in the UK is fifty-eight , with nearly 60% of farms run by people nearing pension age.
Now, a pair of young farmers from North Cumbria has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to improve farming's image and attract other youngsters to the business.
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Dog walkers across the South of Scotland are being asked to pick up after their animals when using farmland.
Cows and sheep grazing on land covered in faeces can catch a number of diseases that can cause "serious" problems to the health of the animal.
Farmers are being encouraged to report the level of fouling to the NFU.
Jenny Willis has been appointed as NFU County Adviser for Cumbria.
She is covering for Helen Forrester while she is on maternity leave and will be based at the NFU’s Penrith office on Cromwell Road.
She will work every week from Monday through to Thursday.
Fellow Cumbria County Adviser Mike Sanderson will work Thursday afternoons and all day on a Friday.
“I’m looking forward to working with Mike Sanderson in Penrith and NFU members throughout Cumbria, and will also be supporting the work of the North West Livestock Board. “
Environment Minister, Lord de Mauley, says farming is facing a 'technological revolution.'
He was speaking to 150 young farmers at a conference near Penrith. The Minister was there to find out the problems facing young people who want to get into farming.
He said it's vital to recruit more people who can adapt to the 'very exciting' changes the industry is facing.
Many of the people in Scotland come from rural towns and villages, where farming has a huge impact on the economy. Farming subsidies and trade has been a key battleground for local campaigners from both sides.
Jenny Longden has been speaking to two farmers with opposite views, on what they think the referendum means to The Farming Industry.