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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.

The PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee invites you to become a PEI Agricultural Ambassador and participate in this year’s Open Farm Day being celebrated across Atlantic Canada on Sunday, September 18th. This is your opportunity to showcase your farm to islanders, your products, your contribution to a vibrant culture and economy, and, most importantly, the pride you take in your profession. Let’s make it our responsibility as agriculture producers to make sure that every Islander understands the work, knowledge, skills, and investment (personal and financial) in building a strong farming business that provides consumers with the highest quality PEI grown agricultural products.
 
Building on the success of the 2021 Open Farm Day, the Agriculture Awareness Committee is excited to offer a HYBRID delivery of this year’s event. You can choose to host an in-person open farm day taking place September 18, 2022 and/or participate in our virtual option.
 
Farms participating in a virtual Open Farm Day this year will partake in pre-filmed videos of your farm and will be contacted for a filming date in July. You will take the virtual audience on a tour of your farm while explaining and showing them a snapshot of your daily operations. Our staff will offer support by visiting your farm and looking after the filming/editing of the videos. We will be posting the pre-filmed videos on a joint Atlantic YouTube channel and our Facebook page on September 18th.
 
We are also looking for farms interested in hosting tours for Grade 3 classes the Friday before Open Farm Day (September 16, 2022). This will entail hosting one or multiple grade 3 classes for a 30-45 minute tour.
 
Any questions about this year’s Open Farm Day can be sent to peiopenfarmday@gmail.com
 
If you are interested in participating in Open Farm Day please fill out the following registration form and return it no later than July 8, 2022
 
e-mail: peiopenfarmday@gmail.com
Mail: Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Suite 113, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7Z5 
 
PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee:

AAFC Brett van Heyningen
Atlantic Veterinary College Zoe Little
Atlantic Agri Business Council Bernadette Forrester (Chair)
FCC Karen McInnis-Larter
P.E.I Department of Education & LifeLong Learning  Jonathan Hayes
PEI 4 – H Rayanne Frizzell(Treasurer)
PEI Aquaculture Peter Warris
PEI Dept. of Agriculture and Land(ex-officio)  
PEI Exhibitions & Fairs Jean Tingley
PEI French Language School Board Diana Tutty
Ducks Unlimited PEI Santina Beaton
PEIAGSC/AITCPEI Laurie Loane(Vice-Chair)