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Is Agritourism right for your farming operation? NC State Extension-Tourism’s work with small farms across the state reveals that many small farmers report high interest in receiving visitors as a strategy to earn additional income, selling farm products to the visitors, enhancing customer relationships and even involving guests in some helpful farm work. In addition, many small farms want to increase their direct to consumer sales, whether to members of neighboring communities or to tourists visiting the area.

A collaboration of extension agents from across the West District will be offering the Agritourism Workshop Series. The classes will be presented virtually and take place every Tuesday in January (5, 12, 19 and 26) 2021 from1:00pm -2:30pm.

This virtual 4- part series will define Agritourism, help participants determine if their personality is suited for agritourism as well examine pricing, marketing,legal issues and developing a business plan.

Each1.5hour session will include presentations from extension agents and specialists,panel discussions including small business consultants, credit service consultants and farmers currently in the Agritourism business.

There are limited, socially distanced viewing opportunities available at the Haywood County Center for those who do not have internet access or zoom capabilities.

To register for the free virtual workshop series, go to:

or call NC Cooperative Extension in Haywood County to register. 828-456-3575

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