Agritourism is becoming an increasingly important industry in the U.S. and throughout the world as people seek authentic, farm-based products and experiences. As the industry gains momentum, planners will probably experience a mounting number of inquiries from farms and farm-related businesses wishing to add or expand agritourism in their business mix.
Agritourism Limited Liability Signs lower the risk to a farm, ranch and on-farm added-value operation that sells directly to the public. By posting an official sign at the entrance to the site and at locations where agritourism activities take place on the farm, the liability risk may be lowered for farm owners and operators.
Case Study: How Oregon State University Programming Supports the Development of Agritourism Activities (Including Farm Direct Sales) in Oregon
A segment of OSU faculty members has been supporting the growth of an emerging sector of agriculture in Oregon - known as agritourism-for many years. Agritourism includes farm-direct sales and four other categories of agritourism activities.
On-farm Agritourism Activities in Marion County, Oregon from 2017-2018
This study describes the scope of on-farm or core agritourism activities offered to visitors on 75 agritourism operations in Marion County during a study period spanning 2017 and 2018. It shows the types and numbers of activities offered, the seasons of agritourism, and reveals the average and median acreage and land use districts typical of agritourism operations. This initial information provides a benchmark for future measurements of the industry segment in Marion County...