LEAF Open Farm Sunday has been cancelled this year.

When lockdown began in March, the event was postponed June 7 to September 20.

Now organisers have cancelled this date and have announced that the next on-farm event will take place on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Caroline Drummond, LEAF chief executive said: "We have consulted widely with our host farmers, sponsors and supporters and, whilst there is the drive and enthusiasm to share our farming story with the public, there continues to be many concerns regarding hosting on-farm visits this year due to the continuing Covid-19 situation.

"After much careful consideration, taking into account farmer feedback and using other similar events and shows as guidance, we have taken the decision to cancel all face to face on-farm LEAF Open Farm Sunday events this September.

"We are all looking forward to welcoming the public back on farm next year on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

However, the September event will be marked with online farm tours.

Caroline said: "Following the huge success of LEAF Online Farm Sunday this June, we are making plans to promote more virtual farm tours during the weekend of September 20, 2020.

"This will be an exciting opportunity to showcase the tail end of harvest, drilling and autumn calving alongside many other aspects of farm life which the public may never get the chance to see."

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