Farm minister to visit Open Farm Sunday event

Farm minister George Eustice will visit a mixed dairy and arable business in Kent as part of this weekend’s Open Farm Sunday event.

Event organisers Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf) said Mr Eustice would attend Park Farm, Westerham, which is run by Louisa and James Edgar.

See also: Showcase your Open Farm Sunday pictures in our gallery

The farm has 250 mainly Holstein-Friesian cows on 90ha of grazing and 300ha of arable land, growing winter and spring barley, wheat, beans, fodder beet and maize.

Mr Eustice said: “I am delighted to support the Open Farm Sunday event again this year by visiting one of the hundreds of farms across the country opening their gates to the public.

“This initiative is a fantastic way of raising awareness of the essential role farming plays in all our lives, helping everyone to learn more about where food comes from and inspiring young people to consider a rewarding career in farming.”

Leaf chief executive Caroline Drummond added: “Park Farm is one of nearly 400 farms opening their gates this Sunday – offering the public a unique insight into what modern British farming is about and above all, a really great day out for the whole family.”

Open Farm Sunday is celebrating its 10th year. Since the campaign started, more than 1.3 million people have visited a farm on the day. 

Are you taking part in Open Farm Sunday this weekend (7 June)?

If you’re hosting an event, why not grab a few pictures on the big day and share them with other Farmers Weekly readers?

We have opened a gallery especially for OFS 2015 photos – so loading pictures direct into this is quick and easy. All you have to do is go to the gallery and follow the simple instructions.

Those taking part are rightly proud of their achievements – so share a pictorial record of how it goes on your farm this year, either your preparations in the run-up to 7 June, or some of your visitors enjoying themselves.

Showcase your photos in the Open Farm Sunday 2015 gallery.

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