Agritourism Risk Management



The term “Agritourism” is often used interchangeably with “Agri-tourism,” “Agrotourism,” “farm tourism,” “Agricultural tourism,” or “Agritainment.” Its roots in the United States can be traced to the late 19th century. Agritourism could be considered the combination of Agriculture and Tourism to educate the public and bring an added source of income to farmers. Tourists can learn how their food is grown, and farmers can keep their land. The National Law Center defines Agritourism as a commercial enterprise linking agricultural production and processing with tourism to attract visitors to a farm, ranch, or other agricultural business to entertain and educate the visitors and generate income for the farm, ranch, or business owner. People may view Agritourism as a venture that attracts many tourists; this may scare off small businesses from considering Agritourism to boost their revenue. However, Agritourism can be considered like eco-tourism, which is small-scale, has minimal impact, and focuses more on education. It is described as a working farm or an agribusiness venue where people go for enjoyment, education, farm activities, and to buy a product or service. -excerpt, Aritourism Risk Management in this Brand-New Era


Miriam Anima Boateng, Agricultural Economics and Business Management Educator


Stephanie D. Radin, Agriculture/Program Leader

Elizabeth Higgins, Extension Associate


Jennifer Fimbel, Senior Resource Educator/DC Ag Navigator

Maire R. Ullrich: Agriculture Program Leader, ENYCH Team, Cornell Hemp Program Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County

Nathaniel Lartey, GAPs & New Farmer Educator CCE Orange County

Mario J. Gonzalez, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Melaine Rottkamp, President & CEO Dutchess County Tourism Inc.

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Last updated January 9, 2023