With registrations for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2018 due to open on the 1st November, we announce a new theme for next year’s campaign, as well as plans to increase support for host farmers.
The 2018 theme for LEAF Open Farm Sunday will be The Great British Farm Day with a clear call to action to farmers, the farming and food industries and the public, to be part of it. LEAF is keen to remind farmers that opening their gates on the 10th June 2018 has a huge positive impact helping people understand all that farming delivers. The day offers a chance for everyone to take part – whatever the size or type of enterprise.
To help encourage more farmers to take part, LEAF has boosted the help and support it offers host farmers. This includes a simplified website and resource ordering system, a personal welcome call to new farmers from the LEAF Open Farm Sunday Regional Co-ordinators, peer-to-peer support through a private Facebook group, as well as a revised host farmer handbook. Nearly a quarter of farms which opened in 2017 did so for the first time and for 2018, LEAF is aiming to increase both the number of first time host farmers and the number of farms overall.
To read the full press release click here.