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Hundreds of farmers across the UK will be keeping their fingers crossed that the weather improves, as they prepare to welcome visitors on Open Farm Sunday, 17th June. Almost a million people have spent the day on a working farm since the event began in 2006. Ian Pigott, who first came up with the idea and Charlotte Smith talks to him as he prepares to open his farm in Hertfordshire. He tells her how inspiration struck: "The countryside was gagging to find out more about what farmers were up to. For years and years we'd kept everything a trade secret...so the media told people what they thought was going on, and that wasn't always a good thing."
Presenter: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Sarah Swadling.
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