I want to do everything I can to help people - be they supermarket buyers or the general public - make the vital link between the food they buy, how it is produced and how much they pay for it. The support I receive from LEAF to help me host great farm visits and increase my confidence has been invaluable.
Getting involved in Open Farm Sunday has been particularly rewarding. The resources and training LEAF offers its host farmers is fantastic. I’ve opened up four times now and it’s a great way to improve the general public’s perception of farming. It has also increased the local communities understanding of what we do and made us more approachable. People will often stop me now for a chat and look at the cows over the hedge!