How to get Started in Agritourism

If you want to make some extra money on the farm have you ever considered agritourism? Agritourism is “any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch” and includes a variety of different activities – from farm stays to horse riding adventures. Though agritourism stats are hard to come by, a study in British Columbia indicates that the average agritourism operator generates revenue of $98,000.  In Ontario, it is estimated that agritourism generates $596 million in sales and a $1.8 billion impact on the provincial economy.

So, if you’re interested in cashing in on this growing opportunity, check out this video to learn more.

Photo courtesy of Rennet Stowe

Want to learn more about agritourism check out Is Agritourism Good for Small Family Farmers?.

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