Train-the-Trainer Agritourism Workshops

— Written By Kristen Rice-Gira hayride agritourism

The Economic Impacts Work Group of NC Extension’s Local Food Program Team is conducting a series of train-the-trainer one day workshops in February 2018 for Extension agents interested in assisting clients develop agritourism enterprises. Agents will learn how to guide clients through an 8 module lesson plan that will conclude with a completed business plan for an agritourism business.

2018 Train-the-Trainer Agritourism Workshop Schedule

Workshop Facilitators

Guest Speakers:

Members of the Local Food Program Team’s Economic Impacts Work Group:

  • Becky Bowen, NC State Extension, Community and Rural Development, CultivateNC Program Manager
  • Laura Lauffer, Project Extension and Outreach Manager, NC Growing Together Project, Center for Environmental Farming Systems
  • Matt Lenhardt, Iredell County Extension, Agriculture/Horticulture Agent
  • Dr. Janine Parker, NC Agricultural and Technical State University Cooperative Extension, Agribusiness and Marketing Specialist
  • Greg Traywick, Cleveland County Extension Director

View the full schedule and register online now.

The Agritourism Curriculum is a product of the Economic Impacts Work Group of the NC Cooperative Extension Local Food Program Team. Its purpose is to improve the efficacy of Extension agents throughout the State of North Carolina in the guidance and advice to farmers and growers seeking to engage in agritourism activities.