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