January 10, 2014 – Greeley, CO – One of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry in Colorado is agri-tourism, and Weld County farms and ranches can participate in that growth. On January 28, in conjunction with the Colorado Farm Show, attend a seminar on what agri-tourism is and how you can get started with your own business. The morning session (9-11 a.m.) will introduce the concept of agri-tourism and encourage producers to create an authentic experience. Kathy Rickart, from Tigges Farm, will share how their family farm became an attraction for northern Colorado families. The Colorado Tourism Office will also present on the state’s efforts to promote agri-tourism.
In the afternoon (1-3 p.m.), local business counselors will talk about setting up the business side of your attraction, including any liabilities that could be associated with such an enterprise.
“Harvest Your Share of the Agri-Tourism Bounty,” sponsored by the Greeley Chamber of Commerce/Visit Greeley takes place in the 4H Building at Island Grove Regional Park on January 28. There is no fee to attend and reservations are not required. For more information, contact the Chamber at 970-352-3566.