Open Farm Sunday – Get Ready!

Open Farm Sunday 2017

OPEN FARM SUNDAYThe organisers of Open Farm Sunday are looking to increase the number of participants for their 2017 event, being held on Sunday the 11th of June.

Farmers are being encouraged to demonstrate the dedication, skills, technology and passion that goes into producing great food and managing the countryside.

Free webinars

LEAFOpen Farm Sunday is organised by LEAF and they are helping farmers  prepare for the event by hosting a series of FREE webinars.  The webinars, which run for just 20 minutes, are full of ideas, information and top tips for hosting safe and engaging events.

Nine webinars are scheduled for broadcast from January until June  – but don’t worry if you miss one as they are available shortly afterwards to view on demand.  Catch up on the December webinar which gives an overview of Open Farm Sunday by clicking this link to Youtube.

Webinar Programme

The webinars give lots help with planning and organising, and there is one dedicated to first time participants.  As well as discussing activities, resources and publicity, there is also important information about health and safety.

Presenters from LEAF, the team of OFS Regional Co-ordinators, and experienced host farmers contribute their wealth of knowledge and experience to the sessions.

Get Involved

Visit the Open Farm Sunday website at https://farmsunday.org/open-my-farm/bitesize-webinars and get the ball rolling to be part of a nationwide event which showcases the great tradition of farmers and farming in the UK.

New Holland Juniors

The Next Generation

Young Farmers are important to the industry and New Holland knows this.  It’s important that the next generation feel as much pride in Blue Power as we do, and that’s why New Holland Agriculture have a range of clothing just for juniors, all emblazoned with the New Holland Agriculture badge, and with Scotchlite Reflective Material, (which helps keep kids safe).

Jacket & Trousers

New Holland JuniorThis heavyweight waterproof, windproof, jacket and trousers is made by StormDri has fully taped internal seams which give complete weatherproof protections in heavy storm conditions. It also contains over 25% recycled materials so it is better for the environment.

Reversible Fleece Jacket

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The junior reversible StormDri fleece jacket has a hidden student name tag located inside the front pocket.  Double stitched taped seams are built to withstand school wear and tear, and the hood can be packed away into the collar.

 

Bodywarmer

New Holland Ultra Padded Bodywarmer

Layer-up to keep warm with the Ultra Padded Bodywarmer. This garment has been hand-filled with padded wadding.  It is both showerproof and windproof – and incase of rain, it has a handy concealed hood.

 

Fleece Jacket

new Holland Junior Fleece

 

Zip up from top to bottom in this full zip active Fleece Jacket. There’s room to move in this stretchy fit garment made from anti-pilling fleece.  It is hardwearing and easy to care for.

 

New Holland at Truro Tractors

The New Holland Agriculture Junior range comes in sizes to fit kids as young as 2 years old, all the way up to the grand old age of 14. Call Chacewater today on 01209 821444 to make sure we have the size you need in stock.

All items are delivered for free to your nearest branch of Truro Tractors.

Wellies and Waterproofs

There’s nothing quite as much fun as jumping in puddles, and as the rainy season spreads across Cornwall, there are going to be many opportunities to make a big splash all over the county.

Tractor Ted Waterproof Jacket

raintt_2_zoomKeep little ones dry in this light-weight waterproof jacket from Tractor Ted.

For young mud magnets – this coat is perfect for all weather, and ideal when layered up with a cosy Tractor Ted top.

Available in 3 sizes, up to age 5 – £22

Tractor Ted Raincoat

rainted_1_zoomWhen the weather get’s a bit colder, kit the kids out in this warm, waterproof coat which combines a soft and cosy cotton lining, with a soft, flexible waterproof outer material for ease of wear and comfort.

The smart inner lining combines popular navy and white stripes (the jacket looks great with the cuffs turned up) with a Tractor Ted Big Machine design on a red background.  It’s gorgeous inside and out!

One size left! Age 3-4 £27

Give it some welly!

Berwick infants wellies

You can’t splash around without some serious wellies – these handsome navy wellies from Berwick have a fun, bright red sole and are an ideal first pair of boots for children.

They’re easy to slip on, offer full waterproof protection for your little ones and their rubber material makes them easy to wipe clean after an afternoon of jumping in puddles!

Available at Truro Tractors in a range of sizes from an infant size 3, up to a youth size 4, pricing starts at £6.25

Shop at Truro Tractors

Tractor Ted wet weather gear is available in the Truro Tractors Online Shop, and instore.  Pop in to the Chacewater branch of Truro Tractors to make sure you get the right size of wellies – or call 01209 821 444 to have them shipped to your nearest Truro Tractors depot.

Tractor Ted – All About Christmas

Tractor Ted at Christmas

Tractor Ted has been very busy this year!

Tractor Ted – All About Tractors

Tractor Ted All About Tractors DVD available at Truro Tractors

The All About Tractors DVD is now available in special Christmas edition, featuring a visit to meet the reindeer and see how they pull a sleigh.

If reindeers aren’t special enough, join Tractor Ted on visit to the New Holland factory to see how tractors are made.

Tractor Ted Massive Machines

Other new additions to the Tractor Ted range include the Massive Machines book and DVD.
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Full of Tractor Ted interaction as he pops up on screen to narrate the real life farm action. Encourages full engagement with listening, singing and massive machinery recognition, perfect for young children (and a learning opportunity for Mums, Dads and Grandparents too)!

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Purchase with the accompanying Tractor Ted Massive Machines Book.  32 pages of massive machine photography; totally gorgeous!

TRACTOR TED FARM MACHINES

Especially for little hands, Tractor Ted brings you Farm Machines in a boardbook format.tractor ted farm machines boardbook at truro tractorsEspecially for little hands, Tractor Ted brings you Farm Machines in a 16 page boardbook format.

With bright, bold real life photographs and clear identification, this book is jam-packed with the farm machines that kids love most – combine harvester, tractor, digger and much more.

Tractor Ted at Truro Tractors

All these items and more, are available in the Chacewater branch of Truro Tractors.  Call 01209 821444 to buy today

Tractor Ted goodies are also available in the Truro Tractors Online Store.
Delivery to your local branch of Truro Tractors is free!

Landrover Bursary 2017

Grants and Funds

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has a variety of schemes designed to support people who care for the countryside.  Twice a year, applications are accepted for grants of up to £50,000 for projects which benefit communities.  An Emergency Fund is also available to respond to crises such as animal disease and extreme weather.

Land Rover

Now in it’s third year, the Prince’s Countryside Fund has teamed up with Land Rover to offer five young people the lease of a Land Rover Discovery Sport for a year, to help support their career in farming or another rural business.

Read more

Find out about the 2016 winners and their businesses which span from a microbrewery in Lancaster, to rare-breed wool specialist Lily Warne Wool based in Chudleigh:  click here to go to the Prince’s Countryside Fund and see list of winners.

Your opportunity

Applications will be accepted again in the new year. To find out more about the bursary please contact Hannah Barnley on 020 7566 8749 or email hannah.barnley@bitc.org.uk.