Other Tourism Resources
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.
Online Trail Building Toolbox Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website
Bicycle Tourism Adventure Cycling Resources for Building Bike Tourism
Starting a Small Business: The Feasibility Analysis by Micheal D. Reilly and Norman L. Millikin, Montana State University
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
NC Small Business Center Network offering a variety of programs, services, and resources to help start and grow a business
Water Trails Online Water Trail Toolbox by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
Customer Service/Customer Experience
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
Festival & Events
North Carolina Festival & Events Association serves as a year-round forum for Festival and Event coordinators, key volunteers, and vendors to the industry.
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
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
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
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s Rural Economic Development Toolkit designed to help communities build an outdoor recreation economy of their own.
Social Equity in Tourism
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) working to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values.
MMGY The Black Traveler Insights, Opportunities & Priorities report is the first in a series of MMGY Travel Intelligence market research studies to be informed by diverse travel advocacy organizations to better identify the needs, behaviors and sentiment of underrepresented travel communities. Featuring a combined sample size of 8,500 Black individuals, it is the most extensive travel research conducted of the Black traveling community.
Society for Accessibility in Travel & Hospitality (SATH) works to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad.
Tourism RESET a multi-university and interdisciplinary research and outreach initiative that seeks to identify, study, and challenge patterns of social inequity in the tourism industry.
NCGrowth’s Field Guide to Blueways: Leveraging Natural Assets for Economic Development
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.