Agritourism Training for Agriculture Professionals

2008 Annual Report for ES08-093

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2008: $82,986.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:

Agritourism Training for Agriculture Professionals


The program will train and support a network of extension agents who can initially assist farm families as they consider developing an agritourism operation. The hands-on training will focus on evaluating potential agritourism opportunities, identifying legal and regulatory issues and developing marketing strategies for an agritourism enterprise. The target audience will be Georgia, North Carolina extension agents and other agricultural professionals. The workshop anticipates 80 extension agents from Georgian and North Carolina and additional 20 from South Carolina and Tennessee. An advisory committee of North Carolina extension agents and farmers will be organized to identify the topics and select speakers for the workshop. The workshop advisory committee will meet two times to plan the workshop. Travel scholarships will be provided. Successful farmers will be invited to speak at the workshop.

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Kent Wolfe

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Public Service Assistant
Univ of GA Center for Agribusiness and Economic De
222 Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Office Phone: 7065420752
Gary Bullen

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Extension Specialist
North Carolina State
Box 8109
Raleigh, NC 27695
Office Phone: 9195156096