Is Agritourism for You?
Agritourism leads to new opportunities and increased revenue, but it can also introduce liability concerns, legal complications, start-up costs and other less tangible concerns.
We’re here to help
We are here to help you build your program and connect you to the resources that will help you succeed, but before we get started, ask yourself these questions:
Are you a self-starter?
If you want to start and maintain an agritourism business, no one is going to do the work for you. Agencies, organizations and other entities can give you the tools to get started and maintain your business, but when it comes to getting the work done, it’s all up to you.
Do you and your family enjoy working with the public?
You must consider whether you and your family are willing to give up some of your privacy. Can you be consistently cheerful and hospitable to visitors? Your demeanor will mean the difference between a visitor having a good experience and a bad one.
Is your farm or ranch well-maintained?
Can you ensure your location will be neat and clean every time visitors come to your location? Visitors come not only to enjoy recreational activities, but also to view the scenery.
If the answers are yes, then you are well on your way to becoming a popular Agritourism destination. Check out our the topics in our Producer Guide to find in depth information about creating your own activity.