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Manitoba’s Open Farm Day – Opening the barn doors to the city

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Aurora Farm in St. Norbert, Manitoba.

“I’m about medium sized,” Toms remarked about his farm operation. “I’ve got 100 cows and about 800 acres of grain,” he added.

By Tony Eu
Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press
Sept 9, 2016

Excerpt:

“I started up about five years ago,” Toms said about participating in Open Farm Day. “I read it in the newspaper and I thought it’d be a good way for people from the urban communities, the cities and that, to connect with farmers,” he explained.

When asked what he thought about Open Farm Day, Toms replied, “It’s a way for people from urban centres to have a chance to go to the farms and see the different farms. It’s a good way for them to connect with the farmers and see what’s happening out in rural Manitoba.”

He continued, saying, “A lot of the people, especially from the cities, they don’t realize the lifestyle or what’s all involved in food production. It amazes me, actually, how much there is to know about producing food, no matter what it is, eggs, poultry, dairy.”

“I’m about medium sized,” Toms remarked about his farm operation. “I’ve got 100 cows and about 800 acres of grain,” he added.

Toms runs the farm mostly by himself, hiring only one other person, part-time, to help out during the busier summer months.

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Manitoba Open Farm Day.