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Content about agritourisim

December 8, 2013

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches connect people to farms via entertainment. What does this mean for farmers and ranchers?

AgChat on AgritourismStay For The Fun, Learn About the Farm Farms as designations are a away for consumers to connect with what agriculture is about. There is an entertainment bent but it also represents an opportunity for farms and ranchers to be in front of people with their story. This AgChat conversation looks at how farming and tourism merge.

September 4, 2012

What is agritourism and how does it fit with agriculture?

Ag Tourism What is Ag Tourism? Agriculture and tourism is a mix that brings out corn mazes, picking pumpkins for Halloween, and buying apple cider from the apple orchard farm. What does it take to be in agriculture and the entertainment business? What works in agritourism? How does your business plan need to adjust to incorporate tourism in ag? The Twitter AgChat conversation shares some of the responses to these questions.

May 18, 2012

How can consumers learn more about swine farms and how pigs are raised? The Fair Oaks Pig Adventure is being designed as a place for everyone to learn more, see actual pigs in barns, and discover the activity required behind the scenes. Mike Platt, Indiana Pork Association Executive Director, provides an update on the educational venue.

Bridging the Divide, Finding Common Ground - Mike Platt, Indiana Pork Association Executive Director, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.