Thursday, January 14, 2010

Business Side of Agritourism Workshop: Thursday, January 28

NC Cooperative Extension Agents in WNC have organized an excellent workshop for individuals with Agritourism businesses or those interested in diversifying into Agritourism.

What?: The Business Side of Agritoursim Workshop

When?: January 28, registration at 8 am, educational program at 9 am

Where?: The beautiful Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, NC, located just outside Waynesville

Agenda includes:
  • Bob Schmidt from Maple Lane Farms in Greenback, TN
  • Self and Market Assessment
  • Understanding Sales Tax
  • Types of Agritourism Enterprises
  • Minimizing On-Farm Risk and Liability
  • Rules and Regulations for Agritourism Businesses
  • Using Your Chamber of Commerce and Travel and Tourism Department
  • Collaborations and Collective Marketing
  • Incorporation Education into Your Agritourism Business
For more details, download the Business Side of Agritourism Workshop Brochure.

Pre-Conference Activities:
For folks staying in the area on Wednesday Jan. 27, we will offer a tour of Sunburst Trout Farm at 3 pm. A reception will also be held that evening that will allow guests and speakers to talk and share local products from WNC farms.

Overnight Accomodations:
For individuals spending the night at the Lake Logan Episcopal Center, please make your own arrangements. Visit for details.
There are also accomodations in nearby Waynesville, NC

How much?: $35/per person. Includes lunch, snacks and resource notebook

How to register: Contact Ivy Olson at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Office, 828.697.4891 or download the brochure and mail in soon!

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