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Along with experience in agritourism from our own farm and neighboring farms, my husband and I traveled across the USA (and world) to research and photograph this title. Below is a shot of the scrapbook about writing, photographing and painting the cover art for The New Agritourism: Hosting Community & Tourists on Your Farm.
If you use a magnifying glass -- you might even be able to read the text!
(More about the book's content below)
In The New Agritourism: Hosting Community
and Tourists on Your Farm -- you'll find:
A how-to book could not have been written any more beautifully and/or offer greater inspiration.
This book is very timely, given that the world is going through a period in which environmental problems such as global warming, decreasing agricultural productivity, and rising prices of staples, are severely felt by many people in the world.
The book offers lucid explanations, real life examples and cases, supported by beautiful photos. Adams’ book takes the reader on an exciting yet relaxing journey, showing step-by-step how to establish and run an agritourism business. The book targets people who either are entrepreneurs or prospective entrepreneurs and who may be interested in combining farming and tourism. The book also offers a wide variety of sources and resources for the reader to get further support from.
The book, however, is also a valuable resource for scholars interested in the practice of agritourism. -- Erdogan Koc: Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey, excerpted from Publications in review / Annals of Tourism Research Vol. 35, No. 4, Printed in Great Britain
author has based this book both on her personal experiences at farm
events open to the public and on far-ranging research—we think she has
covered essentially all of the possibilities for agritourism (including
some ideas we hadn’t heard about before, such as hosting professional
chefs). But probably the most important chapters of the book are those
on making a business plan, legal considerations, and promotional
expect that reading The New Agritourism would greatly enhance the odds
for successful establishment and operation of an agritourism business. – HortIdeas, July/August
worldwide have rediscovered a new crop: Agritourism! This new book
provides inspiration and practical information to increase farm revenue
and build support for local agriculture.
The 'good food' movement is a quiet revolution sweeping the countryside and connecting farmers to the communities they serve. More than ever, consumers want to know where their food and other farm products come from, how they were produced and who grew or raised them. The New Agritourism inspires producers to capitalize on this phenomenon and teaches them how, illuminating readers that opening one's farm gates to the public can be both personally rewarding and profitable. -- Dan Sullivan, Senior editor, Rodale Institute, former editor of Organic Gardening Magazine
The New Agritourism is the new authority for making your small farm work. Learn to beat the big guys at their own game by making a natural small farm that will draw crowds and bring fun and profit to your farm. Barbara's book deals with all the elements that are needed to be successful in today's age of mass-marketing, super stores and mega-farms. An exciting book that will become a small farm classic.
- Jere Gettle, Owner, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Having been a horticulturist and extension agent working in direct marketing and agritourism for over 30 years I found this book by Barbara Berst Adams to be a refreshing glimpse into the new agriculture that is emerging across this continent, and around the world. The young people getting into farming today are looking at doing things differently, and that involves getting their customers back to the farm. I found her writing to be inspiring and I would encourage farm operators and new entrants to agriculture to immerse themselves in this eloquently written overview of what I hope the new millennium in agriculture will be. -- Brent Warner, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
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