Farmers are being urged to attend an Open Farm Sunday roadshow meeting to learn more about hosting an event.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has organised a series of information events around the country, which will bring together new and experienced host farmers to share ideas and top tips on how to host inspiring visits.
The Open Farm Sunday Roadshow starts in Yorkshire on the 4 February and will run for three months, finishing its tour in Powys on 1 May.
Registrations to take part in Open Farm Sunday on 8 June opened two months ago, and are at a record level for this time of year with over 36% of those registered “first time farmers”.
Annabel Shackleton, Open Farm Sunday manager, said the roadshow meetings would help both new and old participants of OFS.
“The Open Farm Sunday Roadshow will be visiting more venues than ever before, with a record 24 free Information Events planned for England, Wales and Scotland,” she said.
“So many fantastic Open Farm Sunday events have taken place over the past eight years and we want to bring experienced and new host farmers together to share best practice as well as offering the latest advice and top tips on how to put on engaging events.”
Open Farm Sunday information events are free to attend and early booking is advised as spaces are limited in some locations.
Farmers planning to host an Open Farm Sunday event can register online .
LEAF’s Roadshow of Open Farm Sunday Information Events 2014
|Tuesday 4 February||Yorkshire and Humber||YO12 4PE||2-5pm|
|Wednesday 26 February||East England||SG19 2UB||2-5pm|
|Wednesday 26 February||South West||EX2 9TG||2-5pm|
|Thursday 27 February||West Midlands||HR4 8QN||2-5pm|
|Monday 3 March||North West||BL7 0BY||1.30-4.30pm|
|Tuesday 4 March||East Midlands||S80 3DZ||5-8pm|
|Tuesday 11 March||South East||TN30 6TJ||2-5pm|
|Wednesday 12 March||Scotland||EH30 9TR||4-7pm|
|Tuesday 18 March||South East||BN45 7DE||2-5pm|
|Tuesday 18 March||South East||OX15 6AW||5-8pm|
|Tuesday 18 March||Scotland||KA18 2NJ||2-5pm|
|Wednesday 19 March||East England||IP22 4HY||2-5pm|
|Monday 24 March||North West||SY14 8EF||4-7pm|
|Wednesday 26 March||South West||SN9 5NL||2-5pm|
|Tuesday 1 April||North East||DL17 9EB||5-8pm|
|Wednesday 2 April||Yorkshire & Humber||HG3 1QH||5-8pm|
|Thursday 3 April||West Midlands||DE13 8AJ||5-8pm|
|Tuesday 8 April||East Midlands||NG33 4LF||2-5pm|
|Wednesday 23 April||South East||SL3 6DR||2-5pm|
|Thursday 24 April||South East||BH24 3BU||2-5pm|
|Tuesday 29 April||Wales||SA19 8AX||2-5pm|
|Thursday 1 May||Wales||SY16 4JA||5-7pm|