According to Landvolk information, a total of around 200,000 people came. In the best summer weather, they visited one of the 70 farms that took part in the day of action, as the rural people’s association announced on Sunday in Hanover. In Schneeheide near Walsrode alone, where Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) opened the day, around 7,000 guests were counted at the six participating farms.
“There is a need for explanation”
Weil said at the opening ceremony that farmers need the support of society as a whole: “There is a lot of interest in agricultural issues and there is a need for explanation.” In view of rising prices and increasing challenges, mutual understanding is necessary. Food must remain affordable, but farmers must also be able to manage well.
Day of action for the 13th time
The open farm day is extremely important for the entire industry, said Landvolk Vice President Jörn Ehlers. The companies could have presented the entire breadth of agriculture to the guests. Ehlers spoke out in favor of further expanding the day of action for agricultural companies in the coming years. The “Open Farm Day” took place for the 13th time since 1998. The cooperation partner of the campaign is the Norddeutscher Rundfunk.
Many helpers make it possible
Participating in the open farm day include: the country people – the state farmers’ association, the Landfrauenverband Hannover and Weser-Ems, the rural youth and NDR 1 Lower Saxony. The campaign is sponsored by VGH Versicherung, Braunschweig public insurance and Ostfriesische Landschaftliche Brandkasse.