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Across the country 450 farms are opening their gates to welcome in a predicted 180,000 visitors for Open Farm Sunday. Elinor Goodman helps the BBC Farmer of the Year, Jon Birchall, prepare his farm in Hertfordshire for a fun - and safe - day out.

Jon and his wife Sarah Birchall prepare throughout the year for the 1,400 members of the public that they welcome onto their land. Every effort goes into entertaining families and educating people as to where their food comes from. But with recent incidents of E.coli and cryptosporidium originating from farm visits they have to be vigilant to health and safety concerns.

Presented by Elinor Goodman. Produced by Emma Weatherill.

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Sun 12 Jun 2011 06:35

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