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Feb. 9, 2023

Driving Chat: Agritourism

Driving Chat: Agritourism

Here’s a quick mini-episode I wanted to share about agritourism. I recorded it while driving home from the International Workshop on Agritourism last fall. Fair warning that it’s only lightly edited. I just came across this recording and thought it might be a useful thing to provide some background about what’s happening. I talk about agritourism and farmstays a bit in various places especially my social media, and this debrief kind of gets at why I think it’s a big deal.  I’m so excited about it as an opportunity for farmers and ranchers looking for new options. I’m really motivated to help more people bridge the gap between wondering if this is a good fit for them and helping them figure out next steps, which is how the Five Star Farmstays course came about.

Five-Star Farmstays is a four-week online course that starts February 13. This course is aimed at farmers and ranchers considering overnight stays as an additional way to bring in farm income. It’s built around modules to take at your own pace, and live meetings with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. We talk about time, money, people, and bringing all of these things together. We’ve got folks registered from around the country, so there’s as much to learn from each other as there is from the course materials themselves! Registration details are below.

Hope you enjoy this car chat!

Five Star Farmstays info link

International Workshop on Agritourism

World Agritourism Congress in Balzano Italy