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Farming charity LEAF celebrates 25 years

What originally began as a three-year project to ’promote the concept of Integrated Crop Management and to improve the public perception and understanding of modern agriculture’ is now celebrating 25.

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Open Farm Sunday was launched by LEAF in 2006
Open Farm Sunday was launched by LEAF in 2006

Since it’s humble beginnings in 1991, LEAF has since grown to become a leading global organisation at the forefront of delivering more sustainable food and farming.

 

Chief executive, Caroline Drummond said ’it’s hard to believe LEAF is 25 years old’.

 

Small acorns

 

Ms Drummond said: "The phrase, ‘from small acorns mighty oaks do go’ could not be more pertinent.

 

"Equipped with only a desk, pencil and paper in a small room at the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s offices at Stoneleigh Park, LEAF has grown to become a global force in delivering more sustainable food and farming.

 

“The world is a hugely different place than the one into which LEAF was born twenty-five years ago, but we remain firmly committed to our core values of delivering innovative solutions for farmers and engaging the public in farming.

 

Proud

 

"I am immensely proud of what we have achieved and hugely excited by the challenges that lie ahead.

 

"Together with our members, sponsors and industry partners, we will continue to break new ground in the pursuit of more sustainable farming systems.”

 

Celebrations

 

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, LEAF is planning a series of events encapsulating its theme for the year, ‘Healthy Food and Farming Fit for the Future’.

 

These include a number of fundraising activities, which started this month with a sponsored 5k run, followed by a sponsored mountain climb and cycle ride later in the year. There will also be a fundraising ‘Farmers Day’ in September.

 


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