Q: I have a lavender farm in Clackamas county and I am wanting to open up to u-pick for the summer. We are zoned Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) I have not been able to get a clear understanding from the county on whether ...
If you've considered agricultural tourism as an option for your farm business, then this is the class for you. Over the course of this program, you will build an understanding of the multiple elements involved in setting up and managing a successful agritourism enterprise. These topics include types of agricultural tourism enterprises and how agritourism can become a part of your whole farm business. You will learn about managing risk, understanding legal requirements, marketing your agricultural tourism business, and customer service and hospitality.
Agritourism is a way for farms to increase their business success. This survey explores how small farms are expanding beyond basic production, adding value and claiming more consumer support.
Mary Stewart, Audrey Comerford, Bruce Sorte, Sam Angima, Lisa Chase, Weiwei Wang, Rebecca Bartlett, David Conner, Chadley Hollas, Christopher Brittain, Lindsay Quella |
Jul 2021 |
Extension Catalog publicationPeer reviewed (Orange level)
Agritourism is a type of farm-direct marketing. It allows you to increase income by giving visitors direct sales of products, education, entertainment, lodging and recreational activities. First and most important: You must have a ...
Agritourism promotes public support for agriculture. But it can also bring traffic and crowds to rural areas. That's why agritourism operators need to cultivate good neighbor relations to avoid conflicts.
Hosting tours on your farm or ranch can provide additional income and help tell an important story about Oregon agriculture, rural communities and local food production. Here's a guide to getting started.