One of agriculture’s most popular days is set to be delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Link­ing Envi­ron­ment And Farm­ing (LEAF), which organises Open Farm Sunday, which was due to be held on Sunday, June 7, has taken the decision to post­pone this year’s event until Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 20.

Organisers say they – like many others – have taken the decision following government advice and hope they will be able to put the day in the early autumn.

Caroline Drummond, LEAF chief executive, said: "This decision has not been taken lightly and the organisation is fully aware of the implications and disappointment this may cause to host farmers and visitors.

"However, given the challenges that the whole country faces in the coming weeks and months, LEAF has been left with little choice but to postpone the event to later in the year.

“We have spoken to a number of our host farmers to understand the impact of postponing later in the year.

"We are pleased with the positive response from our ever enthusiastic farmers, many of whom have indicated that they would like to still host LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2020.

“We look forward to welcoming the public out onto farm at a different and interesting time of year, when they will take pleasure from getting outside and celebrating farming, food and nature."

LEAF would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding at this time.

Anyone seeking more information can head to or email the LOFS team