Agritourism

Agritourism connects consumers with agricultural producers, products and experiences, often on farms. 

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Why Agritourism?

Around the country, many farm/ranches are diversifying their product base and including value-added endeavors like agritourism to enhance profitability.

Agritourism has benefits for both the farmer/rancher and the consumer. In addition to serving as an additional source of income, agritourism can benefit farmers/ranchers by:

  1. Helping create name recognition for your agricultural products
  2. Helping educate consumers about farming/ranching and America’s rural heritage
  3. Generating financial incentives for the protection and enhancement of your farm/ranch’s natural resources and natural amenities
  4. Generating “spillover” economic development opportunities in your community by bringing tourists into town who may then shop, eat and lodge locally.

Agritourism Best Practices Series

Selling Farm Produce by Volume, Count or Weight

 

Upcoming Events

2018 Agritourism Conference for Clackamas, Marion, and Polk Counties

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An education and networking event for farm direct marketers and other agritourism operators.

Designed for all sizes and types of farms, ranches, woodlands, nurseries, wineries, food processors, and botanical gardens.

A great place to meet other operators, share your knowledge, and learn better business strategy.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:30am - Coffee & Networking
9:00am-3:00pm - Program
 
The Oregon Garden, Orchid Room
895 W. Main Street, Silverton, OR

$20 per person (includes lunch)

 

Register HERE

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