Agritourism Diversification: Lavender Production

This article discusses several agritourism opportunities that lavender production offers farms and provides an overview of production and harvest. Budgets for establishment, planting, and mature production of two varieties are also provided.

Agritourism Diversification: Low-cost and Low-maintenance Overnight Farm Stays

Would you like to offer farm stays on your farm but don't have the infrastructure? This article provides an overview of what to consider when offering low-infrastructure farm stays.

Agritourism Diversification: A Business Planning Questionnaire

Selecting or making changes to the products or experiences that your agritourism business offers demands that you thoughtfully plan out how the new venture fits into your current business operations. This article guides you through relevant issues.

Agritourism Trend Watch: Astrotourism

Farmers and agritourism operators with dark skies can diversify their offerings and increase revenue by providing astrotourism opportunities.

Pennsylvania Agritourism Activity Protection Act 27 of 2021

The new Pennsylvania Agritourism Activity Protection Act, which will be effective on August 29, 2021, is a welcome regulatory development for agritourism operators in Pennsylvania.

Agritourism in Pennsylvania 2019 Update

According to the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture, the number of farm operators reporting income from agritourism in Pennsylvania has decreased slightly since 2012.

Working with Vendors at Your Agritourism Business

Contracting with vendors to provide additional products or experiences is a way for agritourism operators to enhance the visitor experience, however several issues should be fully considered prior to inviting a vendor to operate at their premises.

Virtual Farm Tours: Lehigh Valley

A series of videos showcasing Lehigh and Northampton Counties' various farms. Operations include distilleries, on farm markets, u-pick and more.

Penn State Extension Re-launches the PA Farm Finder with Agritourism Farms Added

A new tool for Pennsylvanians that want to spend more fun time outdoors and source their food locally.

Marketing Your Agritourism Business

Successful marketing of your agritourism business requires a sound strategy. This article provides guidance on developing a strategy to lessen and manage marketing risk.

Agritourism and COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

Lessons learned and moving forward: how are agritourism farms across Pennsylvania adapting to the pandemic?

Agritourism in Pennsylvania - Legal and Regulatory Issues

This article provides an overview of issues agricultural operators in Pennsylvania must consider if they would like to start or expand an agritourism operation.

Women in Agritourism: Perspectives on Risk Management

This series of videos highlights the perspectives and experiences of five women with different agritourism businesses on production, human resource, legal, and marketing risk management in Pennsylvania.

Agritourism Diversification: Petting Zoos on the Farm

Petting zoos are an attractive feature to some agritourism businesses. This article outlines three areas of consideration prior to opening a petting zoo to visitors.

Agritourism Diversification: In-Person Classes

Classes provide agritourism operations with an effective way to diversify their offerings, giving them the opportunity to make use of their existing resources and expertise.

Agritourism Diversification: Virtual Classes, Events, and Experiences

Virtual events have become popular and convenient due to their accessibility, offering agritourism businesses the opportunity to reach a wider audience without the limitations of physical space.

Measuring Website and Social Media Engagement

Knowing how well your online marketing is performing requires the strategic and methodical use of analytic data. This article covers approaches to data use and common website and social media analytic data and their use.