Posted by Aston Avery

Do we value our farmers enough?

A new survey suggests farmers may be unsung heroes because the full scope of their tireless work goes under-appreciated.

The majority of Britons (94 per cent) think the work that farmers do is important but only 12 per cent of the nation can claim to be well informed about what they do for the countryside.

The new study commissioned by sustainable farming charity LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), organiser of Open Farm Sunday, suggests people aren’t familiar with the essential work that is carried out on a daily basis.

LEAF has been running Open Farm Sunday for 18 years. The annual event – which takes place this year on June 9 – is the national open day for farming and lets members of the public visit farms to see first-hand what farmers do.

Aston spoke to Annabel Shackleton, Open Farm Sunday manager at LEAF.

Photo by Frances Gunn on Unsplash

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