Open Farm Sunday organisers, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), has announced a series of events to prepare farmers for the national Open Farm Sunday event on June 5, 2016.
The events are made to inspire and help both experienced and new host farmers, to ensure everyone has the best possible open farm event.
All events are free of charge and are open to all farmers.
There are Share Your Story Events, tried and tested information events, as well as school visit workshops.
Open Farm Sunday manager, Annabel Shackleton said: "Last year, Open Farm Sunday was a huge success, and we are keen to ensure 2016 is even better.
"We are organising this programme of events to inspire experienced host farmers and support new host farmers who are thinking of taking part for the first time this year.
"We encourage all farmers to start planning ahead so that they are fully prepared to open their gates to the general public.
"Open Farm Sunday on 5th June and Open Farm School Days throughout June are a perfect opportunity for farmers to share their story so people can see for themselves why farming is so important and how it affects our daily lives - from food and fuel to clothing and manufacturing. We are looking forward to more farmers taking part this year
Farming guest speakers will host the Share Your Story events, offering farmers the opportunity to share best practice and network with their peers.
The Information Events will cover all aspects of putting on safe and engaging Open Farm Sunday events, and are ideal for first time farmers and farmers wanting to update their knowledge.
LEAF is working in partnership with Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) to deliver four school visit workshops for farmers looking to host school visits, not only for Open Farm School Days in June but also at other times of the year.
The workshops will provide advice on how to organise classroom trips that align with the curriculum and lots of inspirational activity ideas.
Share Your Story events
School Visit Workshops