Free Workshop: How to Host Agritourism Farm Tours

2018-01-31 15:26:29
Today's travelers have a growing interest in farm tours and farm stays. They're a great way to introduce families to the day-to-day operations of a real working farm. In many agricultural regions of Virginia, the number of business offering these tours is increasing.   Come to the Holston Hill Community Golf Course on December 8, 2014 to take part in an agritourism workshop hosted by the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Department. They will be working in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Service, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension to provide training on how to host a farm tour, marketing, and promising practices for developing a B&B farm stay. This free workshop will take place from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Monday, December 8th. Amy Hager of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia and Cicile Gorham of Market Central will be among the contributors. Register by Wednesday, December 3rd by calling Smyth County at 276-783-3161, emailing, or registering online at Please contact Dr. Martha A. Walker of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 434-766-6761 or e-mail at to learn more about agritourism programs in our state. Click here for more info  


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