Other Tourism Resources
AgrifoodGateway: Horticulture International – Horticulture International (AgriFoodGateway) is the most comprehensive horticulture information database with more than 3,400 technical bulletins from research institutions around the world.
Pick-Your-Own (U-Pick) Marketing [factsheet] by Matt Ernst & Tim Woods, University of Kentucky, CES.
National Extension Tourism (NET) The mission of the National Extension Tourism (NET) Design Team is to enhance Extension tourism programs nationally by providing relevant information, useful resources, and networking opportunities for Extension professionals and others working in the broad area of tourism and recreation.This Site Hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Nature Tourism Program with the Department of Recreation, Park, Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Agritourism in New Jersey -Sustainable Farming on the Urban Fringe The New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension developed a website which provides additional-related resources, webinar videos, and information for farmers, educators, planners, and visitors.
So You Want to Start an Agritourism Farm? by Annie Baggett; NCDA
Is an Agritourism Venture Right For Your Farm? by Stephen Komar, Brian Schilling, Jenny Carleo, Susan Colucci, Samantha Rosier Rich, & Stacy Tomas; NC State & Rutgers CES
Agritourism Best Management Practices and Plan of Operation by Dora Ann Hatch; LSU Ag Center – Research and Extension
Direct Farm Marketing and Tourism Handbook University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service
Agritourism in Focus: A Guide for Tennessee Farmers by Megan Bruch, Amanda Ziehl, Timothy Prather, Russ Bragg, Ramay Winchester, Caneta Hankins, & Patricia McDaniels
Western Profiles of Innovating Agricultural Marketing: Examples from Direct Farm Marketing and Agri-Tourism Enterprises for sale from University of Arizona CES
Is Agritourism Right for You? by Bill Walker- NJDA
University of Minnesota Tourism Center UMN website
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Iowa State University & USDA
Zoning and Health Considerations in Agritourism by Lisa Chase, Varna Ramaswamy, Steven Burr, Jascha Zeitlin, Gary Green, & Michael Dougherty Iowa State Univ., Vermont CES, Utah CES, & Wisconsin CES
Marketing 101 for your Agritourism business Bulletin E337. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
Blueways – Trail Development
Online Trail Building Tool box Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website
Starting and managing a Business-Small business tools The U.S. Small Business Administration website
Setting Up Your Own Business: Monitoring the Health and Growth of Your Business University of Nebraska Extension
Entrepreneurship/Agribusiness Agrifoodgateway.com website by José Cisneros
Water Trails Online Water Trail Toolbox by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
Customer Service/Customer Experience
The Experience Economy link to purchase the book by Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future link to purchase a book by Dan Pink
Direct Marketing from the Texas A&M Horticulture Business Information Network
Preparing for an Agritourism Event: A Checklist (HTML version) by Denise Mainville and Karen Mundy; Virginia Tech CES
Fee-Fishing Considerations by Jack Whetstone, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources
Landowner Alternatives and Considerations for Developing Fee-Access Recreation by Greg K. Yarrow, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources
Starting a Small Business: The Feasibility Analysis by Micheal D. Reilly and Norman L. Millikin, Montana State University
Fee Hunting and Fishing
Hunting Leases by Greg K. Yarrow, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources
The Hunters’ Guide to a Successful Hunt Lease: Agricultural Extension Service, by Craig Harper and Mike Black, The University of Tennessee CES
The 2006 Economic benefits of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife watching in NC by Southwick Associates, Inc. for the NCWRC
Benefits of Hunting by Southwick Associates, Inc. for the NCWRC
The Economic impact of Mountain Trout Fishing in N.C. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Tips for Hunters when requesting permission to hunt on private land courtesy of The Hunting Heritage Program of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Hunting Lease Liability Insurance Courtesy of the NCFA
A Checklist of Considerations for Landowners by James E. Miller, Professor Emeritus, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, and Ken Hood former
Associate Extension Professor, Food and Fiber Center Mississippi State University
Hunting Leases: Considerations and Alternatives for Landowners by James E. Miller, Professor Emeritus, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University
SRAC 0482: Fee-Fishing Southern Region Aquatic Center
Recreational Access and Liability: What Landowners Should Know by Greg K. Yarrow, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources
NC GreenTravel Initiative, A no-cost NCDEQ certification program helping North Carolina’s tourism businesses improve their brand through going green.
Landowner Resource Package
A guide to Farming in Pennsylvania Penn State Extension website
Limit liability for agritourism farms NC statute (N.C. General Assembly)
Laws, Rules & Resources for Agritourism Markets NCDA website
Agritourism – Keeping passengers safe on hay rides by William J. Bamka, Stephen Komar, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Create a website to promote your farm and sell your products Small Farm Central Website
Social Media Dictionary by Kipp Bodnar at hubspot.net
How to: Build Your Personal Brand on Facebook by Dan Schawbel at mashable.com
How To: Build Your Personal Brand on Twitter by Dan Schawbel at mashable.com
Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities This is a one-stop guide to find the details about those programs and how to apply for them. The programs detailed in the publication cover a variety of areas: Natural Resources Conservation and Management Sustainable Ranching and Farming Practices Value Added and Marketing Innovations Nutrition and Consumer Food Access Economic Development for Farms, Small Businesses, and Communities Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation.
A Guide to Outdoor Health and Safety Fun and easy to share a guide on potentially dangerous scenarios when exploring the outdoors and how to prepare. Includes links to additional resources.