Open Farm Days 2023 Training for Host Farms

Open Farm Days is back in full gear for the 2023 event, including our training sessions for our host farms!

Training sessions are FREE and are open for anyone that is interested for any farms or organizations interested in participating in an Open Farm Days event.

Early Registration

Open Farm Days will be taking place August 19 & 20, 2023

Registration isn’t open yet, but farms are encouraged to “Save the Date” and get on the list below¬†which guarantees you early access to information for Open Farm Days 2023.

Training Sessions

Training sessions are free to attend and will be hosted on zoom. Please register online to attend.


Exploring Local Craft Beverage for your On-Farm Picnics, Lunches or Long Table Dinners

AGLC Sessions- join us for the basics on what types of permits are required, and how you can best plan for your event, what costs you might expect and how far in advance you should be submitting your materials.

Guests: Toni Hazlewood AGLC

Date: Monday May 16, 2023

Time: 10am

Registration coming soon.


Easy Event Planning with Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Explore what you need to do to serve food, work with caterers or have food ready to sell on your farm for Open Farm Days. This session will outline the workback schedule, and the key things you need to do to be ready for August this year.

Guests: Thomas Ma, Alberta Health Services

Date: June 5, 2023

Time: 10am

Registration coming soon.

Exploring Your Digital Farm Brand -Best Foot Forward

This session explores how you may want to frame your farm to accurately reflect the visitor experience. Individual farms are invited to submit their farms for review and join the deep dive into how your description and OFD web page can be used to grow your attendance.

Date: July, 2023 (exact date TBD)

Time: 10am

Registration coming soon.

Past Training Session Recordings

Tales from the Trenches

Join us to share you stories, pictures  and learnings about Open Farm Day initiatives from other farms

Recording from: November 14, 2022

Understanding Insurance for Ag-Tourism

Join us as Perry Cramer from NFP (leading insurance broker & consultant) shares information regarding farm and business insurance, and as we discuss the annual Open Farm Days Policy Coverage provided for Host Farms

Recording from : November 28, 2022


Financing Your Side Hustle

Adventures in Ag Tourism. If you are looking to expand your small business, have questions about small loans to start something new, or are interested in Farm Succession Planning Servus Credit Union will be sharing their industry insights on these finance topics.
*If you have advanced questions you would like included, please contact Tannis Baker prior to the session to ensure your questions are included in the presentation.
Presenter: Servus Credit Union- Heather Karst & Susan Patteri

Recording from: December 12, 2022


Navigating Open Farm Days Resources

Open Farm Days website has a host portal that shares many planning resources, checklists and videos to help you plan your events. Join us as we share the back end of the Open Farm Days website, ensuring you have access to all the developed materials and resources available to you.

Recording from: January 16, 2023


OFD Planning Your Farm Space

Getting ready for Open Farm Days is no small task. Join the conversation for examples and insight on how to best prepare your farm to be visitor friendly. Bring your burning questions for our farm team as we share examples and ideas on how you can prepare.

Recording from March 6, 2023


Booking Your Farm Event

Working with booking platforms- How you can utilize the booking system to better prepare for your Open Farm Days Guests. Bring your ideas as well of what information might be valuable to you, and other ways we can explore the tool for 2023.

Alberta Association of Agriculture Societies has partnered with FrontDoor+ as an option for participating Open Farm Days Host Farms for 2023. 

Recording from April 24, 2023

Early Registration for Open Farm Days is now OPEN!

Registration 2023

Please complete the following form, and the Open Farm Days team will be following up in the coming weeks with more information.

This will be used to mail Open Farm Days materials if necessary.
This is the location of your farm, and may be different than your mailing address. Please do not use PO Box in this section, please add that to mailing address.
Have you participated as a Host Farm for Open Farm Days before?(Required)
By submitting this form I agree that I agree to receive information about Open Farm Days 2023.