Agritourism Networking Association Conference

— Written By jli43 and last updated by Kristen Rice-Gira
Mirza (left), Jing (far-right) talking about current and future agritourism opportunities with Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist (NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services).

Mirza (left), Jing (far-right) talking about current and future agritourism opportunities with Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist (NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services).

NC State graduate students expand their agritourism network

The members of the Agritourism & Societal Well-being (At-Sow) lab (Carla Barbieri, Jing Li, and Mirza Halim), attended the recent Agritourism Networking Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC. The conference provided networking and educational opportunities to 120 individuals involved in agritourism in many ways.

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Mirza sharing her preliminary results on the challenges and opportunities for NC women in agritourism.

Attendees represented agritourism farms, government and policy-making agencies, and universities from across NC. The conference was a great opportunity to showcase the studies on agritourism the At-Sow team is currently conducting. Mirza, a masters’ student, shared preliminary findings of her study on women in agritourism. Jing Li, a doctoral candidate, discussed some details on her upcoming study on agritourism associations with members of the association. 

Visit nc-ana.org for more info on the North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association. Search the #AtSow hashtag via social media for further updates.

(Post by: Jing Li, Mirza Halim and Carla Barbieri)

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