National Open Farm Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Monday, May 1st. There are until the next observance.

Every first Monday in May, Ireland celebrates National Open Farm Day. This year’s event takes place on May 1. The Ministry of Agriculture, the Rural Economy Research Center, and Järvamaa Avatud Talud collaborated to create National Open Farm Day. The goal of Open Farm Day is to educate the public about where their food comes from and how it ends up on their plates every day. On this day, visitors may learn about large and small farms, agricultural technology, and a variety of animals and plants.

📆 When is National Open Farm Day?

This year, National Open Farm Day is on May 1st. It is the 1st Monday in May; in 2024, it is on Wednesday.

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📜 History of National Open Farm Day

The Columbian trade, which began in 1492 with Christopher Columbus’ voyages, provided products such as maize, potatoes, and tomatoes to Europe in addition to what was already available (wheat, rice, turnips, and livestock) in the Americas. Since 1900, agriculture productivity has grown considerably in developed nations and, to a lesser extent, in underdeveloped countries, as machinery, chemicals, and selective breeding have replaced human labor.

Agricultural productivity and net output in Britain increased dramatically during the 17th and mid-nineteenth centuries. Enclosure, automation, four-field agricultural rotation to maintain soil nutrients, and selective breeding permitted an unprecedented population rise of 5.7 million in 1750. In the mid-seventeenth century, authors like Samuel Hartlib, Walter Blith, and others in England began to provide guidance on more productive agricultural practices.

Farming practices changed as a result of the British agricultural revolution in the 18th century and the green revolution in the second half of the twentieth century. The “green revolution” was a period of study, development, and technological transfer that lasted from the 1940s through the late 1970s. The “green revolution” enhanced agricultural productivity all around the world after the late 1960s.

☑️ National Open Farm Day facts

✅ 70% more produce by 2050
Farmers will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 to sustain the world’s growing population.

✅ Important employment source
Agriculture is a major source of employment and is expanding rapidly.

✅ Contributes to development
Agriculture is crucial to a country’s economic prosperity.

✨ Things to do on National Open Farm Day

⚡ Attend a cultivation workshop
Attend a cultivation class to learn more about what happens on a farm. Some farms hold workshops to teach people how to grow their own food. Take advantage of National Open Farm Day to learn something new!

⚡ Visit a farm
Visit a farm near you to have a farm experience. See how people live on big and small farms, as well as the latest farming tools and a wide range of animals and plants.

⚡ Spread awareness
On National Open Farm Day, share video clips and photos from your farm visit. Participate in increasing awareness of what goes on on a working farm and encouraging people to learn more about where their food comes from. Remember to include the hashtag #openfarm in your posts.

📅 National Open Farm Day Observances

2023 May 1 Monday
2024 May 1 Wednesday
2025 May 1 Thursday
2026 May 1 Friday
2027 May 1 Saturday

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