BURLINGTON, Vt. — Join farmers, agriculture service providers, tourism professionals, and researchers from the United States, Canada, Italy, South Africa, India, Honduras, and dozens of other countries at the hybrid International Workshop on Agritourism, August 30 – September 1, 2022 in Burlington, Vermont.
“Welcoming visitors helps farms diversify their income, increase profits, and attract new customers, while educating the public about the value of agriculture and local food systems,” says Conference Chair and University of Vermont Extension profession, Dr. Lisa Chase. “People from 43 countries, 38 US states, and 4 Canadian provinces have already registered,” says Chase. “Agritourism operators and professionals are eager to meet their counterparts.”
Participants will discuss the logistics of operating an agritourism business, using agritourism as a farm viability and rural development strategy, marketing and brand building, and creating programs that elevate local culture, diversity, and inclusion. The event features more than 150 presentations and interactive workshops by U.S. and international speakers; a farm-to-table dinner, a poster session and field trips to farms and other agricultural enterprises.
“We designed this as a hybrid event so people can participate from anywhere in the world. We have so much to learn from each other,” says Chase. “Everyone will have access to a rich library of online content afterwards.”
University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and Eurac Research, a private research center in Italy, are co-sponsoring the conference. Registration for on-site or virtual attendance is available for one day or all three days; register before July 16 for the best rates. For program details and the registration link, visit www.agritourismworkshop.com.
–International Workshop on Agritourism