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Agritourism around the US—Findings from a National Survey of Farms Open to Visitors for Education, Entertainment, Recreation, Hospitality and Product Sales

January 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

This webinar is a product of the National Extension Tourism Conference

Topic

Agritourism around the US: Findings from a National Survey of Farms Open to Visitors for Education, Entertainment, Recreation, Hospitality and Product Sales

Description

A multi-state team of extension specialists and researchers conducted a national survey in 2019 of farms, ranches, and vineyards open to visitors for any reason, including farm stands, u-pick, overnight stays, tastings, events, community supported agriculture (CSA), tours, hunting, etc. Survey questions included products and experiences offered, motivations, challenges, support systems, profitability measures, and plans for the future. We received 1834 responses representing all 50 states.

During this webinar, members of the team will share the survey findings with a focus on regional differences across the US. They also will address questions about the results and share ideas for translating the findings into Extension programming to support agritourism during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented by Lisa Chase, Director of the Vermont Tourism Research Center and Extension Professor at the University of Vermont; Dee Singh-Knights is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist; and, Penny Leff is Agritourism Coordinator with the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information about the speakers, visit the National Extension Tourism website at: http://bit.ly/37qGjeG

Register and learn more here. Registration is required.