Reasons to get involved with Open Farm Sunday
With 9 years’ experience of Open Farm Sunday we can help you to plan and manage your event - if you want to keep your event small we can advise how to limit the number of visitors; likewise if you are looking to host a large open event for lots of people we can help with promotion, activity ideas, resources and more.
Whether you invite 30 or 300 visitors to your farm, your event can have a huge impact. Here are just three great reasons to get involved with Open Farm Sunday:
- Show the public the ins and outs of farming and food production
- Build relations with your local community
- Raise the profile of your farm and the whole farming community
Other benefits include learning new marketing skills, building staff morale, improving the public’s understanding of why farming matters and promoting the many career opportunities across the sector. Many farmers also raise funds for charity, and if you have a farm shop or other diversification, it is a great way to increase sales.
Once registered, you can access lots of support through a wide range of FREE resources, and you'll be sent a FREE copy of the all-important Open Farm Sunday Host Farmers' Handbook.
Read our host farmer case studies to get some ideas and top tips and to see how other farmers have benefited from opening their gates on Open Farm.