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Welcoming Guests Back on Our Farms and Ranches

9am Pacific time; 12pm Eastern time; 6pm Central European time

​As Covid-19 restrictions ease in some parts of the world, travelers who are eager to venture forth seek safe, healthy, outdoor experiences away from crowds— leading to a surge in demand for agritourism experiences which meet these criteria. Join agritourism operators from Italy, India, and the USA for a discussion about how to safely open farm stays and prepare for overnight guests during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hear what is working and what is not, and come prepared to share and question.

Moderator: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension and Vermont Tourism Research Center
Speakers: Scottie Jones, Owner, Leaping Lamb Farm (Oregon) and Founder, Farm Stay USA; Elisabeth DeCoster, Proprietor, Le Mole sul Farfa (Italy); Harkirat Ahluwalia, Proprietor, Citrus County (Punjab, India)

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in any program, please contact Becky Bartlett at 802-257-7967 or so we may assist you.

 Register Online Here

This is part of Agritourism Gatherings: A virtual series for farm, food, and travel communities, brought to you by the International Workshop on Agritourism. The series will bring together farmers, researchers, service providers, tourism experts and many others to share their knowledge and experience from around the world. A total of ten virtual gatherings will be offered between September 2020 and May 2021 and will be updated here. The gatherings are free to attend, but advance registration is required. All presentations will be held live; recordings will be added to this site after they are held.

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