MADISON CO., N.Y. — After a successful year of over 5,500 participants and over 12,000 on-farm sign ins, we are ready to start planning for 2018! Open Farm Day will be July 28, 2018 and, with it being the 10th anniversary of Open Farm Day, it is going to be great!
Open Farm Day is an opportunity for farmers of Madison County to open their doors to the public and show them what they do. Participating farms offer a sample or tour during the hours of 10am-4pm and participants get a chance to learn and support these different farms. Last year, there were 32 participating farms, including everything from bees to buffalo and equine to eggs.
The re-organizational meeting will be on February 21 at 6pm at the Madison County Cornell Cooperative Extension Office at 100 Eaton Street in Morrisville. This meeting is for the participating (or interested in participating) farms and will be a recap of the successes from 2017, as well as a time to discuss how to make 2018 even better! If you are a Madison County farmer interested in participating in 2018 Open Farm Day, attend this meeting to hear the changes, updates, and plans for this year.
Starting on February 21, the registration forms for the participating farms in Open Farm Day will be available. Those forms are required in order to participate and be listed in the Open Farm Day Passport.
If you have never participated in OFD, this is a great opportunity for you to gain more understanding of how it works, what it is, and why we do it. If you know of any other neighbor farms, please share the word!
—Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County
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