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This year’s Open Farm Day takes place on Sunday, September 15 at over 60 farm locations in Manitoba. When you visit a host farm, you can discover the world of farming:
• meet local farmers
• explore farm operations
• watch demonstrations
• learn more about farm products
• enjoy recreational activities
• ask questions about farm life
Manitoba's host farms are ready for your arrival. Get your family and friends together for this event and have fun!
• Wear proper shoes, preferably not sandals.• Please leave pets at home.• Follow all directions from your farm hosts.• Keep a close watch on your children. Do not let kids wander on their own.• Please don't touch any animals without asking first.• Don't climb or play on farm machinery without permission.• Use hand sanitizer when leaving each farm.
For more information on Open Farm Day, contact your local MAFRI GO Office or call 204-821-5322 in Russell.
Manitoba’s first Open Farm Day took place in 2010 and was a great success. More than 4,000 Manitobans went to 36 open farms to learn first-hand about how farming works in our province. In 2011, 44 host farms welcomed over 4,000 visitors. Last year, 51 farms hosted over 4,600 visitors.