Agritourism is defined as “The act of visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural, or agribusiness operations for the purpose of enjoyment, education or active involvement in the activities of the farm or operation.”
Why is agritourism important to Kentucky farmers?
Agritourism gives Kentucky farmers an opportunity to generate additional income and an avenue for direct marketing to consumers while providing educational opportunities to the public and helps to keep the family farm for the next generation.
Why is Agritourism important to local tourism?
Simply stated, Agritourism could be thought of as the crossroads of tourism and agriculture. Agritourism presents a unique opportunity to combine aspects of the tourism and agriculture industries to provide a number of financial, educational, and social benefits to tourists, producers, and communities.
Why is Agritourism important to all Kentucky citizens?
Today many Kentuckians have no direct connection to farm life, even in rural areas. Agritourism gives people an opportunity to better understand the skill and hard work that go into producing the food and fiber we all enjoy.
Busy schedules and travel cost can limit the number of big weekend getaways a family can take. A visit to the farm is most often a day trip and can provide a fun experience for the whole family.