Burlington, VT--As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Workshop on Agritourism scheduled for October 27-29, 2020 in Burlington, Vermont has been postponed to August 31 - September 2, 2021.
Between now and the 2021 conference, organizers will present virtual events about agritourism research, outreach and best practices. Upcoming topics will include coping and adapting to the evolving COVID-19 situation, a critical issue for farms, food systems, and rural communities. Participants will examine the impact of COVID-19 on local food sales and farm viability, and the resilience and creativity of farms and rural communities in a time of crisis. Stories of resilience and recovery from around the world may provide inspiration and valuable lessons, and help to build an international network. Organizers are searching for innovative initiatives to profile.