Open Farm Sunday 2019
North Shropshire College opened up it’s doors on the 9th June for Open Farm Sunday. The Walford campus is the college’s land-based campus, and the attached college farm for agricultural students was open to the public to come in and see what happens on a real working farm.
From the dairy cattle having their feet trimmed, horses in the stables, sheep shearing and tropical animals from the College’s animal care unit, there was lots to see and do around the farm as well as representatives from Shropshire Wildlife Trust, BASC, RSPB and Müller; families were able to find out about lots of elements of modern farming life.
There was also refreshments and face painting, and impressive farm machinery on display, and farmer Iain Canning was on hand to answer any questions visitors had. “Open Farm Sunday is a great opportunity for people to visit a commercial farm, and see everything that goes into the supply of the food and drink that they buy. It was great to see so many visitors to the farm, and hopefully they all left Walford Farm with a little more knowledge of the inner workings of a farm.”
Open Farm Sunday is a nationwide event organised with LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), designed to encourage a greater link between the nation’s farms and the general public.
The next Open Farm Sunday event is on the 7th June, 2020.