Crowd flocks to Open Farm Sunday
On June 10, we along with 357 other UK farms, opened our gates and welcomed the public onto our farms as part of LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday initiative, now in its 13th year.
The event has seen more than two million people visit farms. It is the one day a year that people can come onto farms to see where and how their food is produced and get to understand about all of the effort - and now technology - that goes into producing it.
It was the fifth time we have hosted the event. In the first year, apparently, we had 14 people turn up for a trailer ride around the farm with Tony Worth, followed by tea and cakes; this year, we brought together over 20 companies involved in all aspects of agriculture from seed breeding and drone flying to running biogas plants to showcase their work and we had just under 1,100 people on the farm during the day. Which just shows that there is great interest in our industry and what we do.
Planning for the event start six months ago, but with a great team helping to organise and prepare the event, it went really well - a big thank you to all involved, we even managed to get the great British sun to shine.
Next year's event is planned for the June 9 and there will be one held locally, we will update when this is confirmed but to find out more, have a look at www.farmsunday.org
To see some pictures from the day and keep up with what’s going on at the farm have a look at www.worthfarms.co.uk