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Tri-state agritourism bus tour to visit West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio

Bus tour participants listening to a guest speaker

WVU Extension, Northeast SARE and the West Virginia Agritourism Initiative have partnered to bring you the West Virginia Agritourism Classroom on Wheels bus tour. Join us on a tour through West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky to learn about best practices in agritourism and direct marketing.

Growing agritourism and farm-based education in West Virginia

By: Dee Singh-Knights, Ph.D., WVU Extension Specialist – Agribusiness Economics and Management, West Virginia University Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources

More and more producers, especially women, are recognizing the opportunities inherent in agritourism and farm-based education. They see it as an extended growing season, where visitors yearning for fresh recreational, educational and social experiences, are ripe for the picking.

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WVU Extension webinar series to focus on sustainable rural tourism in West Virginia

West Virginia's scenic beauty offers opportunities for sustainable rural tourism.

Morgantown, W.Va. — West Virginia’s scenic highways, mountain vistas and outdoor recreation have long provided tourism opportunities for the state. But the pandemic, coupled with remote work options and a new national park, has elevated the interest from visitors and residents to the Mountain State. With that enhanced interest comes opportunities and the need for an enhanced emphasis in helping to ensure our communities are equipped with resources and knowledge to sustain those tourism opportunities long term.

WVU Extension and farmers work together to grow state’s agritourism industry

Group of youth and adult visitors gather around tour guide during an agritourism experience at Family Roots Farm.

From pick-your-own patches and interactive farm tours to corn mazes and unique lodging experiences, West Virginia University Extension helps agritourism to preserve and promote West Virginia’s diverse and historic culture. 

West Virginia Agritourism Initiative offers online agritourism course

Children on school field trip walking into barn to learn about farm animals

Join us for the West Virginia Agritourism Initiative 2019 online course!

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Doolarie Singh-Knights, Ph.D.