Agritourism is growing like a bumper crop in Florida agriculture. The newly-formed Florida AgriTourism Association was recently created to help those in agriculture looking to start or grow their agritourism operations. The state already offers a blending of agriculture and tourism, so it makes sense that it should lead the agritourism trend with the formation of the Association. The Association will blaze a trail for other state’s farm tours, u-pick, corn mazes, harvest festivals and more to follow.
Florida Agritourism Association Purpose
The idea of pairing tourism with agriculture has been around for some years, but there’s very little in the way of resources and expert advice on the topic. The Association will support those in Florida ag who have or would like to start an agritourism business. It will also offer information on topics like business development and marketing, education and legislative advocacy. Lastly, the Association will work as a voice for Florida agritourism in Florida government.
The Benefits of Florida Agritourism
Agritourism is beneficial for both those who start agritourism ventures as part of their ag operations and the tourists who visit them. Operators profit from the additional income generated by such ventures, but they also enjoy sharing their agriculture stories with others. Those in the ag industry would like everyone else to know exactly what agriculture is all about.
Visitors who have been removed from agriculture for a generation or two benefit from experiencing first-hand all that a farm or ranch has to offer. No doubt the Association will also offer information on agvocating for agriculture, in addition to all its other benefits.
Griffin Fertilizer is committed to helping both growers and ranchers make sound agronomic and economic decisions in order to maximize the health of their grove and pasture. As a full-service custom dry & liquid fertilizer blender and crop protection product distributor, we will continue our mission to further advance Florida agriculture. For questions or concerns about your farm or pasture, contact us and one of our team will be in touch.