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Agritourism is a growing contributor to the travel and tourism sectors of the Iowa economy, with 275 farms reporting more than $4.3 million in total agritourism and recreational services income, according to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture. May 7 – 13, 2017 is National Travel and Tourism Week and there are a myriad of ways to take part in agribusinesses across the state.
Three Safety and Health Best Practices for Agritourism Businesses Workshops will be held during the winters of 2018 and 2019. Attendees will learn safety and health best practices to keep the public and employees safe while on the farm.
The ISU Extension and Outreach Visit Iowa Farms program is hosting a free one-day workshop in Johnson County dedicated to important health and safety concerns in the agritourism industry.
The Visit Iowa Farms program will hold an Agritourism Destination Safety and Health Best Practices workshop Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the ISU Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County office in Waterloo.
ISU Extension and Outreach agritourism experts have put together six checklists that cover the many types of liability owners may face when they open their property to the public.
The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference Jan. 23-24 is a joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has designated June 22-26, 2020, as Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week.
The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference returns in January 2021, with presentations from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Producers will learn practical management techniques to enhance the safety and health of their on-farm visitors, with lessons by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.