See the details of the Florida Agritourism Conference in September.
There’s no denying that Florida is the land of tourism. According to a Growing Produce article, a new, upcoming event looks to make Florida Agritourism just as popular. The 2017 Central Florida Agritourism Conference, slated for September 26th and 27th, is meant for any grower or producer considering or starting down the road to having an agritourism operation, as well as those looking to partner with Agritourism operations. See details of the event below.
Florida Agritourism Conference Details
According to the article, Florida had more visitors in the first half of 2017—over 60 million—than ever before. That makes tourism Florida’s leading industry, and agriculture is right behind. With agritourism, those in the ag industry are looking to lure some of those visitors onto the farm.
The two-day event is being put on by the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service out of Bartow as a way for farmers and ranchers, policymakers, and agritourism businesses partners to learn about the ins and outs of Florida agritourism. The event is being supported by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Polk County Florida Farm Bureau, the Farm Credit of Central Florida, and the Central Florida Development Council.
The conference will feature:
- Many informative education sessions.
- Guest speaker Carmen Snyder, who will provide an overview of the inner workings of the 40-year-old California-based agritourism operation she leads.
- The chance to tour many local Central Florida agritourism operations.
Registration runs through September 22nd, though there is a discount for registering early. Register for the 2017 Central Florida Agritourism Conference here.
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