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Agritourism Allows Farms To Diversify and Has Potential Benefits for Rural Communities

Christine Whitt, Sarah Low () and Anders Van Sandt

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. November 2019, issue 10

Abstract: Agritourism helps U.S. farmers and ranchers generate revenue from recreational or educational activities, such as tours of a working farm, camping, or horseback riding. Beginning and small and mid-size farms are increasingly exploring agritourism as a strategy to remain competitive. Agritourism also has the potential to help revitalize rural economies, educate the public about agriculture, and preserve agricultural heritage. According to data from the Census of Agriculture, farm agritourism revenue more than tripled between 2002 and 2017.

Keywords: Agricultural Finance; Farm Management; Financial Economics; Labor and Human Capital; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302882

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