A series of breakfast meetings will be hosted across Britain over the next few weeks by the organisers of the popular flagship on-farm event, LEAF Open Farm Sunday (LOFS). Between 16 February and 4 April, 10 regional LOFS ambassadors are holding informal meetings over breakfast to support, inspire and upskill farmers thinking about taking part in the event on 11 June.
The breakfast meetings are designed to give farmers, whether previous hosts or considering hosting for the first time, an insight into what holding an event involves, the easy steps to opening your farm, and the range of LOFS resources and support available. Plus, it will be a great opportunity for everyone to share ideas, receive top tips and have your questions answered. Topics covered will include managing visitor numbers, creative activity ideas, and how to ensure that visitors are safe on farm.
LEAF Open Farm Sunday manager, Annabel Shackleton said: “Whether you are curious about what LOFS involves or have hosted before and want to be inspired by new ideas and approaches, these breakfast meetings are a great way to take the first step to planning your event this year. Come and find out why farmers host year after year, hear inspirational stories about LOFS experiences and ask your burning questions. It’s a fantastic chance to meet others and be a part of this community of host farmers passionate about sharing the story of farming with the public.”
LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2023 takes place on Sunday 11 June. Following registration, farmers will receive the LOFS Handbook incorporating over 15 years of experience from the LOFS team, offering guidance on all aspects of hosting an event to suit you and your farm, helping you on your LOFS journey.
To find out more and book your spot at a local breakfast meeting, see https://farmsunday.org/open-my-farm/top-tips-and-training and follow #LOFS23.