Wine tours are an important agritourism offering.
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Wine tours are an important agritourism offering.

Agritourism

The Schuyler County Agritourism Development Project (2007) was undertaken with the goal of sustaining the agricultural industry in Schuyler County through product diversification and opportunities for new revenue streams, expanding and enhancing the tourism industry in Schuyler County, and preserving agricultural land. The Final Report assesses the potential for an agritourism trail and mix of businesses and products that sustain and enhance Schuyler County agriculture.  

Focused Development of Agricultural Resources (2009)  lists agritourism as a strategic point of focus for Schuyler County's continuing economic development. 

Additional Resources

Getting Started in Agritourism

The Ag Marketing Resource Center provides resources on Agritourism opportunities including farm and wine tours, day camps, u-pick, hay rides, B&B stays, hunting and fishing leases, rural weddings as well as check lists, business profiles, and an overview of insurance and liability issues.

Agritourism in New York: A Market Analysis (8-pg PDF) from SeaGrant provides results of a survey of NY State farms engaged in agritourism in 2000, concerning their visitor profile, characteristics and preferences, and includes considerations when developing an agritourism marketing plan.

Cornell's Small Farms Program offers links to marketing resources on Agritourism, including: a guide to health and safety concerns in agritourism operations; an online resource farmers can use to evaluate the agritourism of their farm; and a manual on farmstays.


Last updated May 11, 2017