Welcoming Customers on Your Farm: Using Agritourism, Education, and Direct Sales to Increase Farm Profits
On April 7, Join farmers, agricultural service providers, educators, and others on a day of farm tours to learn about agritourism throughout Rutland County.
On Wednesday, April 8, learn from peer experts in agritourism, on-farm education, and direct sales -- and share your experiences! Downtown Rutland's Paramount Theater and Community College of Vermont will be the venues for speakers and hands-on workshops.
Registration info coming soon! Participants can register for individual parts of the gathering.
Sponsored by USDA Rural Development and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission with additional support from Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL), University of Vermont Extension, Farm-Based Education Network, Vermont Farms! Association, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.
This conference aligns with Vermont’s Farm to Plate goals to increase food literacy, farm profitability, and local food availability as well as more opportunities for farms to engage in technical assistance opportunities.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chase at 802-257-7967 or1-800-571-0668 (toll-free in VT) by February 28, 2015 so we may assist you.
University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.
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