Meet the LOFS team
Get in touch with a member of the LOFS team
If you have any questions, however small, please contact the LOFS team at the LEAF office or speak with one of our LEAF Open Farm Sunday Ambassadors — details below. We’re happy to help:
Phone: 024 7641 3911
Email: [email protected]
Address: LEAF, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG
LEAF Open Farm Sunday Manager
Tel: 07912 463151
Email: [email protected]
Annabel is the most enthusiastic supporter of LEAF Open Farm Sunday and is passionate about the positive impact of connecting society with farmers. Brought up in Southampton, Annabel escaped to the countryside and has over twenty years’ experience working in a range of agricultural marketing and communications roles. The skills, professionalism, science and technology across the sector, provides the inspiration and drive to support farmers to showcase British farming and to help the public understand and value all that the industry delivers. Its her firm belief that every farmer has a fascinating story to share and its her mission to support them to achieve this!
LEAF Open Farm Sunday Coordinator
Tel: 024 7641 3911
Email: [email protected]
Tabitha is the LOFS coordinator at LEAF Head Office. With a passion for offering opportunities for all ages and walks of life to understand and appreciate the agricultural industry, Tabitha believes there are opportunities available and benefits that can be reaped from a basic understanding of food production and the natural environment, and this is something that ought to be made available to everyone, should they wish to experience it. Tabitha has found herself well placed to do just that working with LEAF Open Farm Sunday and LEAF Education.
LOFS Ambassador — Midlands
Tel: 07738 121883
Andy Guy ran his own LEAF Demonstration Farm between 2004 and 2010 and hosted hundreds of visits during those years, participating in Open Farm Sunday as a host until 2010 when he ceased farming. Andy now runs an independent sustainable food & farming consultancy business and has been heavily involved in LEAF Open Farm Sunday since 2010, and would be happy to answer any questions you may have!
LOFS Ambassador — Scotland
Tel: 07792 467730
Rebecca has been involved in LEAF Open Farm Sunday since it began in 2006, helping at events on her family farm in Kinross. Now based in Dumfries, Rebecca has a wealth of knowledge and passion for LEAF Open Farm Sunday. Rebecca’s day job is working for PR company Jane Craigie Marketing, who are also invested in LEAF Open Farm Sunday!
LOFS Ambassador — Wales
Tel: 07887 771224
Jamie currently lives on a dairy farm in Ceredigion, running a flock of her own sheep alongside working for AHDB Dairy in Wales. As a strong supporter of LEAF Open Farm Sunday with years of experience and great ideas to help your event flow, Jamie is more than happy to speak to any farmers within Wales who might be looking to open their gates, or if you’re after a little more support!
LOFS Ambassador — North East
Tel: 07712 114 525
As a farmer’s daughter, I have a profound love for British Farming and all that it stands for. Living and working on our family farm in North Northumberland, I’d like to see the public perception towards British Agriculture move in a more positive direction and LEAF Open Farm Sunday contributes greatly to this shift in attitudes and understanding.
LOFS Ambassador — East of England
Tel: 07552 783339
Jon has helped and exhibited at many LOFS events in the past, and is passionate about promoting the industry thorough events such as LOFS. Jon is a self-employed crop consultant, specialising in energy and forage crops, as well as being a director of MB Farming Ltd a contracting business in Norfolk and Suffolk, and the technical Agronomist for the Maize Growers Association.
LOFS Ambassador — South East
Tel: 07756 048406
Molly strongly believes in the importance of communication in order to increase accessibility and build an understanding of food, farming and the countryside. “I am lucky that both my professional role as the Policy Analyst in the Savills Rural Research team, and my home life on a family-run diversified farming estate in Surrey enable me to pursue this mission, and I am thrilled to advance it further through LEAF Open Farm Sunday.”
LOFS Ambassador — South West
Tel: 01326 290122
Rona Amiss, along with her family run a tenanted farm on the most Southerly point of mainland UK. “Being first generation farmers, we have had 3 tenanted farms and worked in various sectors including poultry, dairy, beef, sheep and arable. We ran our first Open Farm Sunday event in 2007 and have continued most years. Starting with small farm walks we now have a fantastic village event that attracts over 1200 people.”
LOFS Ambassador — North West
Tel: 07720 644700
Helen is a 7th generation farmer! Her brother and father farm at Ridgeway Farm, a traditional mixed dairy and arable farm located just outside Blackpool, Lancashire. Helen and her mother hold a number of open farm events throughout the year, the events attract a wide range of visitors, some of whom have been over 30 years old and never been to a farm! This opened the family’s eyes, especially her father’s, as before then he didn’t believe people would want to come to, or learn about farms and farming life. Helen is passionate about educating the public and offering the opportunity to visit a real life working farm, and is more than happy to support anyone in their LEAF Open Farm Sunday journey!
LOFS Ambassador — West Midlands
Tel: 07494 880583
Lucy and her husband, a sixth-generation farmer live on a 100ha arable farm in Worcestershire with their two children. Lucy has a degree in Drama, a Postgraduate qualification in sports sociology and has worked as fundraising manager for RNLI and BHF. Lucy and her husband aspire to transition their farm to a regenerative system and opened their farm for LEAF Open Farm Sunday for the first time in 2021.
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