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Agritourism

A collection of resources aimed at promoting the agritourism industry and intended to aid farmers in implementing agritourism into their farms.

Agritourism Business and Financial Planning

Topics include: What is a Business Plan?; Selecting Your Business Entity; Setting Realistic Income Goals; Budgeting; Pricing; Keeping Good Records; Knowing When to Quit; Financing; Taxes, Permits, and Regulations; Health Considerations.

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Agritourism Offering High-Quality On-Farm Experiences

Topics include: Authenticity; Safe Environments and Facilities; Educational Experiences; Strong Customer Service.

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Agritourism How to Develop a Farm Stand

Topics include: Town and State Regulations; Location; Food Safety; Risk Management; Marketing; Business Planning; Design and Layout; Staffing.

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Agritourism How to Develop a Farm Stay

Topics include: Assessing Yourself as a Farm Stay Operator; Planning Your Farm Stay; Activities for Your Guests; Guest Policies; Food and Dining; Regulations; Designing Your Space; Business Structure; Financial Goals; Marketing and Customer Service; Farm Stay Trends and the Ripple Effect.

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Agritourism How to Develop a Pick-Your-Own Business

Topics include: Advantages and Disadvantages of PYO; Assessing Yourself as a PYO Farmer; Important Elements of a PYO; Financial Planning and Pricing; Building Your PYO.

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Agritourism How to Host a Wedding on Your Farm

Topics include: Are Weddings Right for Your Farm?; What Do Clients Look for in Wedding Venues?; Marketing Your Venue; Building a Contract; Planning the Event.

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Agritourism How to Host Dinners on Your Farm

Topics include: Assessing and Planning; Managing Liability; Building a Budget; Marketing; Day-Before-Dinner Checklist.

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Agritourism How to Host Summer Camp on Your Farm

Topics include: Business Planning; Program Planning; Sample Activites; Staffing; Site and Facilities; Food; Marketing; Risk Management; Evaluation.

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Farm Viability

A collection of resources aimed to aid farmers and technical assistance providers in strengthening the financial performance and viability of farm and food businesses.