Hosting 101

We’ll help you share your farming story with Kiwis.

Urban Kiwis don't have a reason to visit rural New Zealand these days. So let's give them one.

The experiences that will change people’s perceptions of farming and help them reconnect with the land, are behind your farm gate.

On this page, we cover what’s required to host an event and what a partnership with Open Farms means for you.

We know it’s not easy. Hosting an event will take time, planning and a bit of courage. But we’re ready, and we need your help.

What's Required to Host an Open Farms Event?

Hosting is a partnership between you and Open Farms. We’ve streamlined the process to take as much off your plate as possible.

Event Hosting Guide

On registration, you’ll receive the full Open Farms Host Handbook. Here’s a selection of what we cover.

A Farmer's Take

David Kidd – a beef farmer on the Kaipara harbour – shares his hosting experience.