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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 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 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 Tour

Topics include: Organizing Your Tour; Budgeting for Tours; Getting the Word Out; Safety; Questions to Answer Before the Tour.

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Agritourism Land Use and Zoning For Agritourism

Topics include: Key Land Use Questions for Farmers Considering Agritourism; Land Use Regulations and Bylaws; Navigating Local Land Use Regulations; Agritourism-Friendly Land Use Regulations; The Bottom Line.

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Agritourism Safety and Risk Management

Topics include: Develop a Farm Safety Plan; Maintain a Safe Environment; Plans of Operation; Staff Education and Training; Emergency Response; The Four P's of Liability; Protecting Yourself Legally.

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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 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 Best Practices in Consumer Marketing

Topics include: The Five P's of Marketing; Writing a Marketing Plan; Sample Marketing Matrix; Vermont Resources.

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Agritourism Assessing Your Farm for Agritourism

The best practices to take stock of your resources, assess your goals, assess your resources and resource needs, and determine the keys to agritourism success.

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