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.”

See more: Revealed – the figures behind Open Farm Sunday success .

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

 

 Date Region    Postcode Time 
 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