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“Dine & Dish” on Agritourism
January 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of learning, networking, and good food. Bring a potluck dish (the dine part) to share and enjoy hearing from agritourism operators, industry experts, and local agritourism businesses (the dish part)
Doolarie “Dee” Singh-Knights from WVU and the WV Agritourism Association, Maggie Parsons from WVDA, Farm Family Insurance, and Adam and Rachel Taylor of Frostmore Farm
5:30 – Welcome and Introductions
5:40 – Grab your plate and settle in
6:00 -What is Agritourism and How Can it Apply to Me?
6:00-7:00 3 Guest Speakers (Dee, Maggie, Adam and Rachel)
7:00-7:30 – Q&A, Networking, and Survey?
No registration necessary. Just bring a covered dish.
The agritourism label is surprisingly broad and it may even apply to you, and you don’t even know it!
Common types of Agritourism in our area:
Pick-your-own operations, Corn mazes, Roadside stands/farm stores, Wedding venues, Agricultural school tours, Farmers market events, Bed & breakfasts, Farm tours, Hay mazes/hay rides, Farm-to-table events, Incidental hunting activities, Christmas tree farms, honey and local beef, pork & lamb producers, Winery & vineyard tours, Cider-making & cidery tours, Festivals & special events
Adam and Rachel own and operate Frostmore Farm. They started this business in 2014 with a maple syrup operation and honey. The maple business has grown, the bees have gone, and now they also operate a U-Pick blueberry operation and have an Airbnb at their farm. They attended the International Workshop on Agritourism in September 2022 and wanted to share the information they learned there.