Cautious Optimism Prevails in Midwest Agritourism

Are Midwestern farmers overlooking an opportunity ripe for the picking?

Farm-based tourism attractions such as “u-pick” berry patches, wine tastings, dude ranches and guided hunting trips have operated in the region for years. But California, Texas and Colorado have the biggest share of this type of business, often called agritourism.

Recently, however, Midwestern policy-makers have begun planting the seeds to grow the agritourism industry in their states. And more farmers seem to be recognizing the potential for rural community building and additional income. Read more on Kansas City Star.

 


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