AgriTourism Alive and Thriving in the Southeast!
Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by source
In Georgia, agriculture and tourism are our state’s top two industries. The Georgia Agritourism Association is the official voice of this exciting combination. The Association is an agritourism operator led 501©(6) non- profit corporation.
Whether you run a multi- generationalfarm, longtime tourism destination or are
just getting started, we share your passion because we are an agritourism operator led organization. While our Associate Members are engaged and lending advice to our Active Members, our leadership is comprised 100% of those who are out there on the frontlines of agritourism keeping rural Georgia growing.
If this sounds like an organization you would like to join, please go online to
www.georgia- agritourism.org for our application … but only do so if you are ready
to have fun!
Agritourism is a unique experience that combines traditional agriculture with tourism. Mention the phrase ‘agritourism’ to the average person, and you’ll
probably get a wide range of reactions. Some might imagine waking up before dawn to help the farmer, others might picture themselves making cheese, picking fruit, or crushing grapes or olives. Other may imagine guided hunts, or fishing. Many
may see themselves and their families having the time of their lives (and maybe getting a little dirty, too) on an adventure packed full of excitement
and fun. Whatever the case, this new ‘-ism’ is one that is fast growing!
Agritourism includes visits to working farms, orchards, ranches, wineries, and other agricultural operations — These destinations offer a huge variety of outdoor adventures, as well as educational, entertainment, relaxation, hospitality, shopping and dining experiences. Everyone enjoys having a LOT of fun,
making agritourism one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, all while supporting and sustaining Georgia’s farmlands.
The Georgia Agritourism
Association benefits you by:
• Educating and promoting agritourism to
the general public, legislative leaders, tourism
professionals, and supporting industries
• Being your voice and advocate for political,
insurance, tax, zoning, labor and other
unique issues relating to agritourism
• Acting as a clearinghouse for information
about public and private resources that can
assist you with your agritourism interests
• Creating and providing educational and
networking events designed to better
prepare you for success
• Facilitating economic growth derived from
increased tourism and expanded farming
operations in Georgia
• Participating in and conducting research
that testifies to the economic importance
of agritourism in Georgia
We invite you to join!
www.georgia-agritourism.org Where Agriculture, Tourism and Fun Come Together
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