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Handwashing stations are crucial on an agritourism operation. This is the number one thing you can do to prevent customers from getting sick.
Kids have so much fun when they visit a farm or petting zoo. They climb on the playground, pet the animals, and then have something to eat and put their hands in their mouth. Yuk. Agritourism...
Your operation will weather the storm a lot easier if you have a plan in place
This is the time of year when the risk of severe weather is high. Combine bad weather with oodles of patrons at your agritourism event, and you could have a real emergency to deal with. The time to...
Kids are learning about social issues through a spokes-pumpkin
There is power in beloved children’s characters. They tell a story, and deliver a message. Combine them with agritourism, and it’s a win-win for farmers, parents, and kids. ...
Share the hobby and show off your birds
Backyard chickens are a natural curiosity, especially in urban areas. Chicken clubs in many cities are hosting tours where people can visit several chicken coops in a day and learn all about them....
Is this the greatest agritourism idea ever?
Some things are just meant to go together: jeans and boots; movies and popcorn; yoga and goats. That's right, yoga and goats. While this combination may seem anything but natural,...
The livelihood of a Washington State man depends on the fragrance of a purple flower
Mike Reichner spent 18-years as a Washington State park ranger. When he decided it was time to leave that career and put down some roots, he bought land near Sequim, Washington. The farm boy in him...
Invite the public to tour your farm or ranch to educate them about agriculture and make extra money.
I enjoy going out to farms and learning about crop production, raising livestock, or just having fun in the pumpkin patch. People who invite others onto their property put a lot of thought and...
This Texas family turned a ranch into a destination. Check out the water cannon, hayfield baseball, classroom in the corn, and maze.
A Tennessee couple educates farm visitors with a “goat to garment” tour
Beth Bohnert had always dreamed of having her own little farm. When Beth and her husband Brett moved to Tazewell, Tennessee, a few years ago, they found a 38-acre fixer-upper. Most of the terrain is...
A New York woman is teaching kids about agriculture her way
Charlene Spoth of Clarence, New York, was an ag education major in college. But when she and her husband, Patrick, took over her family’s farm, Charlene wanted to teach agriculture her way,...