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The Business Side of Agritourism Workshop

A Multi-State Training for Extension Agents and Other Professionals

On April 27 - 29 The Business Side of Agritourism Workshop was held in Fletcher, NC. The workshop was sponsored by the University of Georgia's Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service. Funding for this workshop was provided by a Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant. The principle investigators were Kent Wolfe, Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and Gary Bullen, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Over 60 extension agents and other professionals engaged in agritourism endeavors attended the workshop. Participating states included North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

To view the full workshop agenda, click here.

Workshop Sessions, Speakers, Presentations and Handouts:

Evaluate an Agritourism Enterprise

Market Evaluation

Financial Analysis

Insurance and Risk Management

Making Your Website Work For You

Why and How to Collaborate

 

Agritourism Resource Manual and Fact Sheets:

In addition to materials prepared by the workshop speakers, several fact sheets and a resource manual were created. The following materials were prepared by the University of Georgia's Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service. The primary investigators on these project were Kent Wolf (Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and Gary Bullen, North Carolina State University, Cooperative Extension Service.

Funding for these resources was provided by grants from Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and Southern Region Risk Management Education Center.

Manual (click on title to view document):

Agritourism, Your Way

Fact Sheets: (click on title to view document)