Never visited a farm before? Curious about what a farmer’s work actually entails? Want to discover where your food comes from? Then this Sunday’s Open Farm Sunday event, the farming industry’s annual open day, is for you.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Open Farm Sunday will see hundreds of farms all over the country open their gates to the public. Created with the intention of helping people reconnect with where their food comes from, visiting one of the participating farms allows you to learn how farmers are working with nature to produce our food and manage the countryside.
Attending an Open Farm Sunday event provides visitors with a flavour of farm life and an insight into this high-tech profession, and may well inspire you to consider a career in agriculture or a related industry.
Farms taking part are holding a wide range of activities, from farm walks and machinery displays to sheep shearing and milking demonstrations, the majority of which are free to attend.
Last year’s highly successful Open Farm Sunday attracted over 207,000 people (one in five of whom had never visited a farm before), helping to create a better public understanding of food production and countryside management.
Open Farm Sunday is managed by the national charity LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and is a great opportunity to show your support for British farming, as well as being a fun, family-friendly day out.