The Intro to Florida Agritourism Workshop is for any farmer or rancher looking to incorporate agritourism into their operation.

Two UF/IFAS Extension agents are hosting the Intro to Florida Agritourism Workshop in November for anyone “interested in establishing an agritourism business,” according to a UF/IFAS blog post. See the details below.

Details of the Intro to Florida Agritourism Workshop

When: November 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST, via a Zoom virtual meeting.

What: The Intro to Florida Agritourism Workshop will cover the basics of opening an agritourism operation in The Sunshine State, with the topics covered during the workshop including:

  • Laws and regulations of agritourism in Florida.
  • Cottage food and winery laws.
  • Florida Agritourism Association.

Examples of agritourism operations include:

  • Farms field trips.
  • Bird watching, wildlife viewing and fishing.
  • Special events, like venues for weddings and parties.
  • Recreation such as hayrides or mazes.
  • Entertainment, including festivals.
  • Education, such as farm tours.
  • Harvest-your-own activities (U-Pick).

How: Those interested must register here and pay the $10 workshop admission ticket cost and $2.51 fee. Registration is open through November 13th.

Luis Rodriguez, the Extension agent for Polk County, and one of the hosts of the workshop, said in the blog post, “Farmers are increasingly interested in agritourism as a secondary source of revenue. I want the participants to understand the Florida Agritourism law, how they can implement agritourism within their farm, what activities are considered agritourism and what resources are available for them.”

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