Online Order Point Makes `Open Farm Sunday` Plans as Easy as AHDB

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There are already over 360 farms preparing to welcome the public on Open Farm Sunday, next month (8 June), including Brookfield Farm from BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’. Now all farms involved can get a whole range of free resources from their levy board to use on the big day.

All sorts of posters, leaflets and handouts are available to give away to help inform and engage visitors of all ages – all available from one online order point, courtesy of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), a lead partner in Open Farm Sunday.

There’s no need for endless phone calls or website visits - simply go to http://openfarmsunday.ahdb.org.uk and find the online form to order what you need; there’s also a direct link available on the Open Farm Sunday website

The fun, educational resources on offer include:

  • A ‘Wheat into Flour’ pack
  • Kids’ art templates
  • Display posters and handouts on cereals & oilseeds
  • Posters displaying beef and lamb cuts
  • Beef and lamb guides and fridge magnet give-aways
  • Lots of dairy posters and handouts.

AHDB resources more focused on pigs are also available from www.porkpointofsale.co.uk

“We’re keen to add to our support for Open Farm Sunday by making fun resources available for those farms that have decided to open up to the public to tell some of the great, wide-ranging stories that British agriculture has to tell,” said Diane Symes, Chair of the AHDB schools and education group.

 Peter Kendall, AHDB Chairman, commented: “Open Farm Sunday is a great opportunity for more than 200,000 people to get out on a British farm again this year.

“We want levy payers to have all the support they need to make sure the visitors get to see first hand the passion that goes into great British food.”

 AHDB is committing levy support for Open Farm Sunday 2014 through five of its divisions, covering pigs, milk, beef & lamb, horticulture and cereals & oilseeds. Open Farm Sunday is managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).

Notes to editors

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is an evidence-based levy board with a pivotal role to make the industry sectors it supports more competitive and sustainable. It undertakes research and development (R&D) and farm-level knowledge transfer (KT) and knowledge exchange (KE) activity. It also provides essential market information to improve supply chain transparency, delivers marketing promotion activities to help stimulate demand and works to maintain and develop export markets

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