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Vermont's farms seek to expand reach with agritourism

a group of teachers in a barn looking over a green metal fence at piglets suckling at their mother laying in hay
Mari Omland
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Green Mountain Girls Farm
Teachers tour the Green Mountain Girls Farm in Northfield, Vermont.

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:

Broadcast live at noon on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Tedra joined Vermont Public as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.