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Open Farm Day is an annual event that sees over 20 farms open their doors to the public, providing fun and interactive ways to learn about life on a farm. This website will provide more information on the participating farms, planned activities and their locations.

 
PEI Virtual Open Farm Day - Sunday, September 20, 2020

The PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee invites you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! Your chance to virtually visit farms across PEI, meet the farmers and learn about how your food is produced! This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Open Farm Day and we will be celebrating with our OFD partners in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador!


MAKE SURE TO CLICK "GOING" ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
Atlantic Open Farm Day 2020/Journée agricole Atlantique 2020


https://www.facebook.com/events/286541659108661/
FOLLOW OUR PEI OPEN FARM DAY FACEBOOK PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT
https://www.facebook.com/peiopenfarmday/

FOLLOW OUR JOINT ATLANTIC PROVINCES YOUTUBE PAGE "Open Farm Day" TO CONNECT YOU WITH THE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE!

*Please note, as in respect for the Covid-19 Guidelines, there will be no in-person Open Farm Day this year. The farms listed will NOT be hosting Open Farm Day visitors on September 20th at their farms.

About Us

Goals

  1. To raise public awareness of the significant contribution that the agriculture sector makes to the provincial economy and to rural communities.
  2. To foster fair and informed dialogue within and outside the sector regarding issues and concerns in agriculture.
  3. To raise awareness of the PEI Agriculture Sector Council and the Agriculture Awareness Committee as a vehicle for industry partners and government to develop and use resources to foster agriculture awareness in the province.
  4. To develop partnerships with industry to generate increased and sustained funding for agriculture awareness

 

Objectives

  • Provide strategic agriculture awareness direction to the PEIASC To develop and implement events and resources promoting increased agriculture awareness, based on board approval
  • To provide monthly written reports to PEIASC board members
  • To provide an annual budget to PEIASC for approval
  • Other specific outputs as required

 

Mission Statement
To enhance public awareness of the agriculture & agri-food industry, to coordinate agriculture awareness activities and to foster partnerships in the process.

Background
Formed in 1992, this committee has brought together volunteers from industry, agri-food businesses and government to develop educational and promotional materials and deliver events that improve agriculture awareness in PEI. Some of our proudest achievements include:

  • PEI Open Farm Day: An annual event that sees over 25 farms open their doors to the public, providing fun and interactive ways to learn about life on a farm
In January 2013, the committee joined the PEI Agriculture Sector council as a sub-committee in an effort to pool resources and build on each others strengths. Under this new structure, the committee looks forward to new opportunities to improve agriculture awareness and promote agriculture as a strong, innovative and exciting industry to be a apart of.

 

PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee:
AAFC Brett van Heyningen
Atlantic Veterinary College Zoe Little
Atlantic Agri Business Council Bernadette Forrester (Chair)
FCC Karen McInnis-Larter
Member at large Tracy Wadman
P.E.I Department of Education & LifeLong Learning  Jonathan Hayes
PEI 4 – H Rayanne Frizzell(Treasurer)
PEI Aquaculture Denna Keating/Peter Warris
PEI Dept. of Agriculture and Land(ex-officio)  
PEI Exhibitions & Fairs Jean Tingley
PEI French Language School Board Diana Tutty
PEI Farm and Food Care/PEIFA Santina Beaton
PEI WI Anne MacDonald
PEI NFU Bryon Pitre
PEIAGSC/AITCPEI Laurie Loane(Vice-Chair)