Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Horticulture Hints Available Online

Horticulture Hints provide an overview of what the gardener should be doing during the summer. These hints are provided by the LSU AgCenter. Click here to read.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Agritourism Workshop at Keachi Acres

Keachi Acres in DeSoto Parish is more than just a destination. It’s recreation in its most natural form that was started by Mary Nesbitt as an agritourism business in 1999.

“This is 200 acres that I inherited and had always wanted to live here,” said Nesbitt, owner of the certified agritourism operation. “I have hiking trails, a stocked pond, horses, ducks, chickens and an organic garden. My guests even collect their own eggs for their breakfast. They love it.”

Nesbitt hosted the LSU AgCenter’s 2016 agritourism business workshop for landowners on May 10.
This workshop attracted about 50 people from all over Louisiana who wanted to know more about using their property as an agritourism destination.  To read more click here. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Should States Have Their Own Agritourism Association?

Recently, someone asked the National Agritourism Professional Association about whether or not a state should have an association. Penny Leff,  Agritourism Coordinator at the University of California ANR Small Farm Program shared her research in California on this subject. 

Penny, recently interviewed more than 20 leaders of local agritourism associations in California and compiled this guide based on their experiences and advice:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FREE Agritourism Webinar On Social Media & Website Success

   Social Media & Website Success Webinar

Date: June 2, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Penny Leff, paleff@ucdavis.edu, 530-752-7779
Sponsor: UC Small Farm Program
Location: online

Event Details

The University of California Small Farm Program is teaming up with FarmsReach to provide a series of free practical webinars and an online forum for conversations about agritourism. Everyone involved in California agritourism is welcome to join these lunchtime webinars and online conversations, starting May 19, 2016. Webinar registration is required, but there is no charge for the webinars. People who register will be emailed login information for the webinars.
Agritourism Conversations Lunchtime Webinars(all webinars will be 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
Thursday June 2 - The Invitation: Social Media & Website Success
Presenters: Kristin York, Sierra Business Council and Lauren Gagliano Saline, Suzie's Farm

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Agritourism Workshop in Keachi, LA, May 10th; Register today online

We are just days away from a great agritourism workshop. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; workshop ends at 3 p.m.

It's not too late to register online for this event or by calling Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter, Agritourism Coordinator at (318) 927-9654 x229 or e-mailing her at dhatch@agcenter.lsu.edu

To see the brochure with agenda and details click here.