Spring is the perfect time to ‘visit my farm’

VISIT My Farm is an initiative that is being talked about in the lead up to the school holidays. 

The concept, backed by the website titled www.visitmyfarm.com.au marries the synergies between country and city life and promotes the rural sector. 

NSW Department of Primary Industries manager business and social resilience programs, Sonia Muir said spring was a wonderful time to bring urban and farming communities together. 

“There is always a lot of exciting things happening on a farm during spring, making these school holidays the ideal time to consider visiting a farm for a day, a morning or an hour,” she said.

“Some farmers are looking to add diversity to their farming operations and are keen to provide a window into farm life so people better understand what farmers do.”

Ms Muir said the Visit My Farm new provides an easy way for people to meet and chat with a farmer and the gorgeous photo gallery shows what happens on a working farm and how people can learn about agriculture. 

“Depending on the farm, visitors can do things like pat an alpaca or a calf, feed the baby lambs, pick fresh fruit or watch a cow being milked,” Ms Muir said.