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Manitoba Open Farm Day 

MAAS Open Farm Day - Sep 15, 2019, various farm sites across Manitoba

Mark your calendar now for this popular event - in it's 10th year. Open Farm Day provides a participation experience to promote, enrich and increase the public’s knowledge and trust of agriculture in our province. Questions:

56 Manitoba Open Farm Day (OFD) Host Sites taking part in Open Farm Day on Sunday September 15, 2019.  This is the greatest number of Host Sites in the ten years of this event!  We have been overwhelmed by the number of new Open Farm Day Host Sites – 23 in total!  We have many returning Host Sites. 

Open Farm Day began in 2010 through Manitoba Agriculture.  In 2015, Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies assumed responsibility for the delivery of the program.  It has been my most sincere privilege to be able to coordinate the program on behalf of MAAS.  Those who take part in Open Farm Day are a passionate group who want to share their agriculture story with the many who come to visit, listen and learn.  

What type of OFD Host Sites can you tour in 2019?

We have grain and oilseed farms, agri-tourism sites, six dairy farms, working regenerative agriculture farms, organic farms, eight museums sharing an account of Manitoba’s ag history, mixed farms, the Food Development Centre, Manitoba Beef Forages Initiative, Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre where a number of the commodity groups will be present and Great Tastes of Manitoba-celebrating 30 years, four bed and breakfasts, four equine ranches/stables, grass-fed beef farms, the ACC greenhouse, four agricultural societies offering information and events, two bison farms, a broiler chicken farm, a value-added brewery, a number of conservation districts and environmental organizations sharing how their partnerships and collaborations with farmers have aided and protected the soil, water and habitat.  The Manitoba OFD Host Sites will offer a variety of learning opportunities, a chance to converse with farmers and others, buy produce, activities and tours.    

Where are the Host Sites?

The OFD 2019 Host Sites are as far north as The Pas and as far south as Lyleton, in the southwest areas and around Minnedosa, in the City of Brandon, all across Central Manitoba and the City of Portage, up into the Interlake, down east to Steinbach, Niverville, Sarto and as far east as Woodridge. Incredible and unique learning opportunities to aid MAAS in reaching our goal of building public trust in agriculture with today’s consumers.

Wendy Bulloch

MAAS Open Farm Day Coordinator


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