Managed By LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Logo
LEAF Open Farm Sunday Logo

Help build public trust in farming on 11th June 2017

Chief Executive Caroline Drummond MBE encourages farmers to open for Open Farm Sunday 2017.

As we prepare to leave the European Union, it is clear that the farming sector will be greatly impacted by this change. Smart, practical and reasoned approaches will be vital as we draw up a new UK Food, Farming and Environment Policy. Equally important is the support of those that need farming most - the public. 

The future viability of UK farming relies on the public trusting and respecting what farming delivers. For this to happen people need to feel truly engaged with how their food is produced and the countryside around them. Strong public support will lead to market demand, fairer prices and favourable government policy. Which is why, never before has it been so important to showcase farming’s vital role in growing our food, contributing to the economy, managing the countryside and enhancing our natural resource

LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday, held this year on the 11th June, enables us, as an industry, to come together to make our case and provides a highly effective way of engaging with the public. Over a quarter of a million people annually now visit a farm on what is recognised as the industry’s open day. The day helps visitors understand the breadth, skills and diversity of the farming industry and how it impacts on all our lives. Research shows it is having a huge impact on changing people’s perceptions of our industry.

I am urging all farmers to take part this year either by staging their own event or helping a neighbour. Open Farm Sunday is for everyone. Size is not important, whilst some farmers hold large open days, many events are a small private farm walk for an invited audience. Large or small, EVERY event matters.

Open Farm Sunday is our chance to showcase the pride we all feel in our farming industry and all that it delivers. We cannot be complacent. Please get involved. For more information and to register an event visit

Caroline Drummond 

MBE Chief Executive LEAF 

Click here to read this letter in Welsh.


Back to news

Sign up to our mailing list(s)

You are now subscribed!

You are signed up to the mailing list(s) you selected.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, every email we send contains a link at the bottom allowing you to unsubscribe with one click. Privacy Policy.

Already have an account?

If you are already registered on this site, or you have an existing myLEAF account, then please log in below.

To register or edit your Open Farm Sunday event you will need an account. Privacy Policy.

Log in

Forgot password?

Don't have an account?

Not to worry, you can create an account by clicking the button below. Privacy Policy.

Create Account

Create an account

Creating an account is quick and easy. Simply enter your details below and we'll send you a username and password by email straight away.

To register or edit your LEAF Open Farm Sunday event you will need an account.

Your new account details will log you into both Open Farm Sunday and myLEAF. Privacy Policy.

Back to login

Account creation complete

Please check your email for a message containing your new username and password.

You can use these details to log into both Open Farm Sunday and myLEAF. Privacy Policy.

Once logged in to myLEAF for the first time, it is advisable to change your password to something memorable via the 'My Profile' page.

Back to login

Forgot password

Back to login

Forgot password

Details of your account have been sent to your email address.