Local agro-tourism

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM
14 May 2021

Description of the innovative solution

Collaboration Community building Education - adult Education - youth

Agro-tourism is the intersection of the tourist and agriculture industry and increasingly becoming a global movement. More specifically, this solution seeks to attract visitors and tourists to different farms in order to educate, entertain, and generate income. The four main factors of agro-tourism include combining agricultural and tourist elements, attracting the general public, increasing income, and providing entertainment and/or education to visitors. This solution can include many different activities such as hosting farmers markets, U-Pick operations, and rural bed and breakfasts, just...

Agro-tourism is the intersection of the tourist and agriculture industry and increasingly becoming a global movement. More specifically, this solution seeks to attract visitors and tourists to different farms in order to educate, entertain, and generate income. The four main factors of agro-tourism include combining agricultural and tourist elements, attracting the general public, increasing income, and providing entertainment and/or education to visitors. This solution can include many different activities such as hosting farmers markets, U-Pick operations, and rural bed and breakfasts, just to name a few. Agro-tourism is mutually beneficial because it can generate mass income to rural industries while also providing something fun to do to the general public. Furthermore, this generates publicity about an industry of farms, furthering production. This benefits not only the farm or industry, but the broader community in which they are based, providing community education and increasing general interest in local food production. Specifically, agro-tourism can attract more visitors to a certain location and extend their stay.

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Agritourism and Farm Tours Library
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USDA's information page on agritourism, including links to different organizations' helpful guides on agritourism best practices and training.
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Agritourism and Farm Visits
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NC State Extension's resource page for curriculums, videos, and organizations to connect with in order to learn more about agritourism.
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