David Jones, farm manager at the Morley Agricultural Foundation. Photo: Denise Bradley
David Jones, farm manager at the Morley Agricultural Foundation.
David Jones of Morley Farms near Wymondham, who is the regional co-ordinator for Open Farm Sunday, said there was still time to register for next weekâ€™s training day in Suffolk.
said it would cover topics ranging from advertising, how to ensure the appropriate numbers arrive for the size of the farm, and how to field difficult questions from the public â€" but a key point would be how to communicate.
â€œFor some people the idea of having people on the farm fills them with dread,â€� he
said, â€œBut it is all about how to share your message and getting the tone right.
said another key topic would be health and safety â€" with simple tips offered on ensuring that machinery is safe and cleanliness is maintained around livestock, to reduce the risk of health issues for either animals or visitors.