agritourism

Farm Market and Agritourism: Effective pricing methods

Setting the right prices for your produce at farmers markets is a delicate balancing act. On one hand, you want to attract customers with competitive prices, and on the other, you need to ensure profitability... more »

Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

Inaugural Michigan AgriTourism Summit scheduled for May

Recognizing the importance and value of agritourism to the state of Michigan, agritourism promoters are publicizing the inaugural Michigan Agritourism Summit. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at the Hagerty Center in Traverse... more »

Agritourism market booming, aids rural areas, according to report

The agritourism market is booming and is helping not only farms, but also rural regions, according to report by Future Market Insights (FMI), a market research organization. The report, Exploring the Green Bounty: Agro-Rural Tourism... more »

Farm Market & Agritourism: You can benefit from consumer trends, too

A handful of Extension educators with the Food, Family and Health unit contacted me and asked if I could connect them with some farmers market managers. These educators received a small grant to create a... more »

Spotted lanternfly seminar scheduled for June 13

A free webinar on the spotted lanternfly (SLF) will cover known and anticipated effects on grape, wine and agritourism businesses. The one-hour session begins at noon Eastern June 13. Julie Urban, associate research professor in... more »

Bus tour visits Texas farms during agritourism convention

The Feb. 3-7 NAFDMA International Agritourism Association Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas, drew the highest turnout in nearly two decades. More than 900 agritourism operators, including fruit and vegetable growers and farm retail store... more »

Year-round tasting room needs staff, space

An investment in year-round staff and expansion is paying off for Blake Farms in Armada, Michigan. Blake’s Orchard grows 45 different apple varieties on more than 500 acres and runs the Cider Mill and Tasting... more »

UF/IFAS to host Regional Agri-Tourism Conference

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is hosting the 2017 Regional Agri-Tourism Conference on June 15 and 16. From 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 15, participants will visit... more »

Agritourism conference focuses on Ohio law

Whether it’s a corn maze, a zip line, a hayride or a pick-your-own operation, Ohio farm operators who offer agritourism attractions must be properly insured and have warning signs posted at each activity notifying visitors... more »

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