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    Jan212014

    Agritourism and You

    Agritourism, one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, includes visits to working farms, ranches, wineries and agricultural industries. Agri-destinations offer a huge variety of entertainment, education, relaxation, outdoor adventures, shopping and dining experiences.

    What is Agritourism?

    In simple terms, agritourism is the crossroads of tourism and agriculture: when the public visits working farms, ranches or wineries to buy products, enjoy entertainment, participate in activities, shop in a country store, eat a meal or make overnight stays.
    Kids love the color, open space, fresh air and new experiences an agritourism trip to the farm allows.What fun activities can visitors do on a farm or ranch?

    Visiting a farm, ranch or winery offers wonderful, unique experiences. Picking your own peaches or apples in a beautiful orchard, roping a calf or stomping grapes are just a few of the fun and fabulous activities waiting for you.

    Why is Agritourism growing so fast?

    People want a new experience - an escape from the stress of traffic jams, office cubicles and carpooling!Parents want their children to know how food is grown and that milk actually comes from a cow - not a carton! Families enjoy a drive to the country and spending the day together, especially in these times.

    What is the emotional appeal of Agritourism?

    Most of us have a farm somewhere on our family tree. Maybe our parents were raised on a farm, or we have fond memories of spending summers on our grandparents' farms. Agritourism rekindles the positive emotions from these family visits.

    What are the travel trends that support the growth of Agritourism?

    According to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA):

    •     Tourists are increasingly traveling by cars
    •     Tourists are taking shorter trips & planning at the last minute
    •     Travelers are looking for new experiences as part of their trips
    •     Families want to strengthen their relationships by being together

     

    Why do farmers participate in Agritourism?

    Today, most family farms face serious economic challenges from foreign competition and large, corporate farms. Their earnings on commodities and livestock may not even cover production costs. But farmers who sell directly to the public - through fruit stands and farm country stores - and also add special activities for visitors, find they can continue farming and make a profit. Agritourism is actually saving thousands of small farms from extinction.

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      Agritourism trip is good for all the new generation this in this trip they know about your agriculture. Now I am also plan a school trip in the farms and I know that children are become happy in this trip.
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