Manitoba’s Third Open Farm Day Set for September 16

Manitoba’s Third Open Farm Day Set for September 16

Cara Jamieson feeds a young calf at the Van Ryssel dairy farm near Oakbank, Manitoba on Open Farm Day in 2010. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitobans will be able to explore the province’s farming industry for the third year in a row when Open Farm Day returns on September 16.

More than 40 farms participated last year, drawing about 5,000 members of the public to see what kind of work Manitoba farmers do on a daily basis.

“The role farms play in the production and processing of food and beverages, and their unique place in the agri-tourism industry is what makes agriculture an economic driver in this province,” said Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn.

The deadline for farms to register is April 30 by calling (204) 821-5322.

Farm sites can include fruit and vegetable producers along with crop and livestock farms. Agri-tourism, horticultural operations and agribusinesses related to farming are also invited to take part.