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Open Farm Sunday 2017

Public event
11 June 2017, 11am - 4 pm, Free
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee
for the general public and families
LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2015 Visitor with Claude the Soil Character


Come and spend a fun family day on the farm!

Open Farm Sunday Logo

The Institute will be taking part in Open Farm Sunday 2017 on 11 June.

Come along and see what we do here on our very special and rather unusual farm at Mylnefield. As well as being a farm it’s an open-air laboratory for our scientists to do all sorts of crop trials, experimental farming techniques and projects to see how farming and the environment can work better together.

There will be tractor trailer tours, activities and experiments to learn more about food from crops, understand the importance of soil microbiology and design your own insect monitoring trap. get a close up view of our farm machinery and you can plant up a seedling or two to take home. Bring a picnic or grab something from the hot food catering stand. Many exhibits will be under cover so don’t worry if it’s a wet day.

Get involved before and during the event at
@JamesHuttonInst @OpenFarmSunday #OFS17

Here are just some of the exciting activities we've got planned for you!

  • Insect IPM
  • LEAF - Linking Environment And FarmingClosing the loop on agricultural nutrients
  • Big bacteria ball bonanza
  • Crop mixtures to improve resilience and sustainability
  • Plant potting
  • Take a Farm Tour on a Tractor and Bogey
  • Meterology
  • Jumping Genes
  • Plants for nutrition
  • Plant pressing
  • Our Sun: solar flares and sunspots

More details will follow shortly so look out for these on this website and through social media.



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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.