Planting the Seeds of Agritourism

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Welcoming visitors to your farm may be your next agribusiness and bring in supplemental farm income. The Small Business Center at A-B Tech Community College and the Madison County Cooperative Extension are offering a free seven-session Agritourism Short Course in 2019. Learn about types of agritourism ventures, legal and risk management requirements, and discover available agribusiness resources.

You may attend the course in its entirety or just to specific classes that are most applicable to your interest. However, registration is necessary.

Contact for both the seminar series and class descriptions:

Jill Sparks, Executive Director,
Small Business Center / Business Incubation, A-B Tech / 828.398.7949

Madison County contact:

Module 1
Introduction to Agritourism
Thursday, January 31
6–7:30 p.m.

Module 2
Is Agritourism Right for Me?
Thursday, February 7
6–7:30 p.m.

Module 3
The Business of Agritourism Part I 
Thursday, February 14
6–7:30 p.m.

Module 4
The Business of Agritourism Part II
Thursday, February 21
6–7:30 p.m.

Module 5
The Business of Agritourism: Funding
Thursday, February 28
6–7:30 p.m.

Module 6
Marketing the Agritourism Business
Thursday, March 7
6–7:30 p.m.

Agritourism: Legal and Risks Considerations
Thursday, March 14
6–7:30 p.m.

See the complete fall seminar list!

More information about N.C. Cooperative Extension in Madison County can be found on our website!