Vermont's farms seek to expand reach with agritourism
Live call-in discussion: Vermont has a long history of tourists coming for its agricultural offerings, from maple tastings to farm stands. And the state will host hundreds of people from around the globe next week at the International Workshop on Agritourism.
The three-day event is being held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 in Burlington and at local farms. It will include farmers, ranchers, tourism professionals, researchers, educators, agricultural service providers and rural economy providers.
This hour, we’ll hear how workshop organizers and farmers see agritourism as a crucial part of the future of Vermont’s farms.
Our guests are:
- Lisa Chase, chair of the International Workshop on Agritourism and director of the Vermont Tourism Research Center at UVM Extension
- Mari Omland, co-owner, Green Mountain Girls Farm
- Beth Kennett, co-owner, Liberty Hill Farm
Broadcast live at noon on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.