Take part in Online Farm Sunday with schedule now confirmed

Farmers are being encouraged to take part in Online Farm Sunday, organised by Linking Environment And Farming (Leaf), with the schedule for the two-day virtual event now confirmed.

Organisers want farmers to share short video clips, photos and stories of food and farming across social media on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September.

On Sunday viewers can tune into 10 virtual tours of livestock and arable farms across the country, as well as a pineapple and papaya farm in Ghana.

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Farmers are being encouraged to take part through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #LOFS20, to show how they produce food and the work they do to protect and enhance the environment.

On Saturday there will be a day of live cooking demonstrations using British lamb, beef and pork, as well as a talk from dietitian and farmer Rosa Holt.

Annabel Shackleton, Leaf Open Farm Sunday manager, said: “At the very heart of Leaf Open Farm Sunday is telling the real stories of farming and this is the perfect opportunity for farmers across the country to get involved and collectively make a huge positive impact on the British public.”

The interactive weekend follows Leaf’s first virtual event in June, which managed to attract a wide online audience.

The Online Farm Sunday Schedule

Saturday 19 September – food-related fun including live cookery demonstration: 
• Newlyns farm shop and cookery school, cookery demo, beef or pork – Newlyns Farm, Hampshire
• Lucy Wilson, cookery school and farmer cooking demo, blueberries
• Fluffy Moos at Cowbog Farm, Kelso, Scottish Borders
• Richard Sim, The Potted Lobster, Bamburgh, cooking demo, BBQ lamb, with John Renner, on Mr Renner’s farm, Northumberland
• Rosa Holt, registered dietitian and farmer, chat, nutrition and turkeys, Aberdeenshire

Sunday 20 September – live virtual farm visits:
• 10am – G’s Fresh, celery and lettuce, Cambridgeshire
• 11am – John & Helen Scott, arable and livestock, Aberdeenshire
• 12pm – Sophie Gregory, dairy, Dorset
• 12.30 – Tropical pineapple and papaya, Ghana
• 1pm to 2.30pm – focus on wildlife and biodiversity, including a visit to Rawcliffe Bridge Farm, Yorkshire at 2pm
• 2.30pm – Rice Krispies and Coco Pops from Ebre Experimental Station, Spain
• 3pm – Wensleydale experience, livestock, North Yorkshire
• 4pm – Jersey Dairy, Jersey
• 5pm –  Jamie McCoy, sheep, Ceredigion
• 6pm – Ali Capper, hops and top fruit – Shropshire

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