LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) is inviting farmers to take part in this year’s event and open their farm to the public.
You do not need to be a member of LEAF to take part, but you do need to register your event at www.farmsunday.org.
Reasons to get involved
Open Farm Sunday is a great opportunity to engage your local community, share your farming story, bust any myths about farming and give visitors a positive and memorable experience.
This year’s theme is the many health benefits that can be found on farm, including healthy soil, healthy food, or a healthy mind. Visitors can also learn first-hand how farmers are committed to sustainability, biodiversity, animal welfare, and managing the countryside.
Prior to the pandemic, over 350 farmers and landowners opened their farms across Britain with over 250,000 visitors attending.
Once registered, a range of free resources are available for host farmers from LEAF and Open Farm Sunday sponsors, including a host farmers’ handbook, activity crib sheets, template guides for risk assessments and writing a press release, and guidance on using an online ticketing service to manage visitor numbers.
NFU members can also order a selection of educational resources for your event, including activity booklets for children aged 4-12 and Back British Farming pencils and stickers.
You can also order the latest issue of our Countryside magazine, dedicated to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
How to order NFU resources
Place your order through our order form before Wednesday 1 June. Let us know how many visitors you are expecting, and we’ll send a selection of resources based on your numbers.
If you have any questions about your order, please email the campaigns team at [email protected]
Farmers deliver for the health of us all
Speaking about the importance of the event, LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday manager Annabel Shackleton said:
“LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the perfect way for visitors to really understand what best practice looks like and how farmers and the food sector are part of the solution, delivering for our health and the health of the planet – through the food we eat and the fresh air and countryside that we enjoy.”
Get more information and register your event at www.farmsunday.org.