Support Your Local Farmer at Open Farm Sunday

Mar 14, 2024 | Blog, Featured, News

We are seeking BSSS members who would like to volunteer and support with farming’s annual open day. Established in 2006, Open Farm Sunday is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories and provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to learn more about farming, the countryside and soil!

This year’s event will be held on Sunday 9 June 2024 and we are delighted to be supporting LEAF by pairing willing BSSS members with farmers who would like soil to be a prominent feature at their farm’s open day. Unsure of what you may have to offer a local farmer? Read our Get Involved in Open Farm Sunday blog for more information, top tips and activity ideas.

Join Our Webinar

Have we sparked your interest? To find out how you can make a difference this year, please join us at An Introduction to Open Farm Sunday – Discussion Session on Wednesday 17 April from 12 – 1pm, hosted on Microsoft Teams. Led by Lizzie Sagoo, Dick Thompson, Kara Marsden and Chris Cantle, this is an excellent opportunity to hear from those who have previously been part of Open Farm Sunday and ask any questions that you may have.

Update (May 2024): The recording of the presentations is available here.

 

Support a Local Farm

LEAF have provided BSSS with a list of farms who are interested in having members support their involvement in Open Farm Sunday and provide information about soils to visitors. If you are interested in supporting any of the farms listed below, please contact us at admin@soils.org.uk and we can put you in touch with the farmer.

  • Brickwall Farm, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3RH
  • COSTOW FARM, OX17 2HL
  • Greenwood’s Therapeutic Horticulture CIC, 57 long Green, Forthampton, Gloucester, Gl19 4 QQ
  • Buckmoorend Farm, Butlers Cross, Bucks, HP17 0UT
  • Stack Field Farm, Penzance, TR19 7RX
  • Tarbreoch Dairy, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HB
  • Ernespie Farm, Castle Douglas, DG7 3JG
  • Brixeys Dairy, Brixeys Farm, Sandford, Ringwood, Hants, BH24 3BU
  • Daisy Meadow Dairy, Newhouse farm, Botley, Southampton, So30 2aa
  • Buckminster Farms Ltd, Grantham, NG33 5SD
  • Kypie Farm, Mindrum, Northumberland, TD12 4QG
  • Croots Farm Shop/Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Derby, DE56 4AQ
  • Overton Farm, South Lanarkshire, ML8 5QF
  • Ragley Estate Farm, Alcester, B49 5NJ
  • A & K Budge, Bigton Farm, Bigton, Shetland, ZE2 9JA
  • Waddesdon Estates, Aylesbury, HP18 0NH
  • Fishwick Farms, Low Bankside Farm, Cartmel, Grange-over-sands, Cumbria, LA11 7NR
  • Lambs Field c/o Hillside, Church Lane, Worting, Basingstoke, Hants, RG23 8PX
  • Road Farm, Aylesbury Road, Great Missenden, HP16 9LS
  • Maundrils Farm, West Huntspill, HIGHBRIDGE, Somerset, TA9 3QS
  • Oaktrack Farm, Andover, Hants, SP11 0JA
  • Ardo Christmas Trees, Hillhead of Ardo, Methlick, AB41 7HS
  • A J Hadley partners, Middle Watchbury Farm, Barford, CV35 8DH
  • Loddington Farm Ltd, Maidstone, ME17 4AG
  • Lawns Farm, Rotherham, S66 9JH

Register to Participate

Anyone from the Society can be part of this superb initiative, from an Early Career member in the midst of their studies through to a retired member with a wealth of experience to share. If you would like to volunteer, please express your interest and location to the BSSS Team via admin@soils.org.uk. By signing up to be partnered with a farmer, you are agreeing to BSSS sharing your contact details with LEAF and your partnered farmer.

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