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2016 Host Farmer Events

This year we are running 3 types of events for host farmers:

  1. 'Share Your Story' Feature Events 
  2. OFS Information Events and
  3. School Visit Workshops.

NEW Share Your Story Feature Events

Come and hear from experienced host farmers, share ideas and best practice and get the latest news on Open Farm Sunday.  Open to all farmers, but especially good for experienced hosts wanting ideas and inspiration on how to develop your event.  Lunch will be provided, plus it will be a great networking opportunity.

Date Region Location Postcode Time
TBC South East TBC (Hertfordshire area) TBC 11am-3.00pm
Tue 22nd March South West Frogmary Green Farm, West Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5DJ 11am-3.00pm
Thurs 21st April North Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, Selby, 
North Yorkshire
YO8 3TZ 11am-3.00pm


OFS Information Events

Aimed at both new and experienced host farmers, these events will give you all the nitty gritty on how to put on safe and engaging events.  Packed with ideas for farmers hosting for the first time and a good refresher for experienced hosts.

Date Region Location Postcode Time
Tue 8th March Wales Mudiad Ffermwyr Ifanc Cymru/Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, Canolfan CFfI Cymru/Wales YFC Centre, Llanelwedd, Llanfair ym Muallt/Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3NJ 1.30-4.30pm
Thur 3rd March North West Red House Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 5RL 2-5pm
Thur 10th March South East Scaynes Hill Millenium Centre, Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7PG 2-5pm
Tue 15th March East Midlands Northfield Farm, Whissendine Lane, Cold Overton, Oakham, Rutland  LE15 7QF (for Sat Nav use LE15 7JD)

Sat Nav: LE15 7JD

Thur 21st April South P.T.Hosier & Son, Wexcombe Manor, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3SQ 2-5pm
TBC North East TBC (Durham) TBC 2-5pm
TBC South West TBC (Launceston, Cornwall) TBC 2-5pm
TBC Scotland If you are interested in attending an information event in Scotland please contact the LEAF office - -


School Visit Workshops

These workshops are for any farmer wanting to host school visits, in particular as part of LEAF’s Open Farm School Days running throughout June.  Find out about delivering engaging farm visits and the new Countryside Classroom resource bank.

Date Region Location Postcode Time
Tue 8th March South East The Cross Barn (The Hayloft), Palace Gate Farm, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1JX 2-5pm
Thur 10th March South West Quickes Traditional Ltd, Home Farm, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, Devon EX5 5AY 2-5pm
Tue 22nd March Midlands Southfields Farm, Packington Lane, Coleshill, Birmingham, West Midlands  B46 3EJ 2-5pm
Tue 19th April East Jordans Mill, Holme Mills, Langford Road, Broom, Bedfordshire   SG18 9JY 2-5pm

For more information and to book onto an event please email: OpenFarmSunday@leafuk.org   
or contact the LEAF office: 02476 413911.

Please remember to register your Open Farm Sunday event here