Discover the world of
farming on a local farm this June
VISITING a farm on:- 'Open Farm,'
Sunday, 5 June 2016, is a wonderful way to discover the world of farming.
Modern farming is incredibly diverse and impacts on all of us; from the
food we eat, to clothing, medicine, fuel and manufacturing. Agriculture is
vital to our future too; so come along and find out more!
Hundreds of farms across Britain will be opening their gates for LEAF's
(Linking Environment And Farming) 'Open Farm Sunday'. It is a great day out
for the whole family and a unique opportunity to discover what farmers do
and the vital role they have in protecting and enhancing the environment.
You may not realise it but our lives depend on the diverse products farmers
grow. For example, did you know that farmers grow crops for generating heat
and power, cosmetics, perfume and even medicine, as well as producing wool
for clothing and fibre for insulation and building materials?
And of course, don't forget that the
majority of the nutritious and delicious food we enjoy each day has been
grown or produced on British farms; ranging from meat and dairy products,
to fruit and vegetables, cereals, eggs and oil.
Since the 1st Open Farm Sunday in 2006, it has been organised by LEAF, the
leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming. Visiting
a farm, on the 5 June 2016, you will learn more about sustainable farming, and get
a great insight into the role farmers play in looking after our countryside; including woodlands, hedgerows, meadows, ponds and pathways. Come and
learn how farmers manage water and energy resources, care for the health of
the soil, create new habitats for wildlife and above all, have a great day
out with family and friends.
All types of farms take part in:- 'Open Farm Sunday' and most events are free.
Activities on the day can range from farm walks and trailer rides, through
to sheep shearing, milking demonstrations, bug hunts and machinery displays.
There will also be a chance to explore the technology and science behind
farming and food production, and find out about the business aspects of
So round up the family, put on your wellies and head to the countryside to
meet a farmer and have a great day out experiencing all the sights, sounds
and science of the farm. Find your local Open Farm Sunday event