One of the challenges in discussing and measuring agritourism is defining it. Are all farm-based retail operations considered “agritourism,” or merely those which offer farm experiences beyond simply purchasing farm products? The boundaries of agritourism activities remains difficult and are discussed further in this article.
Educating the public about agriculture is important to Farm Credit East. Knowledgeable consumers who support agriculture are essential for the long-term strength of the Northeast agricultural, forest products and commercial fishing industries. At the same time, educating youth about agriculture is important to developing the next generation of ag business operators as well as future consumers.
Focus is critical to a successful farm operation and there are five building blocks to help achieve it: Vision, Priority, Hard Work, Discipline and Passion. If you want to build a great farm team, learn how each of these building blocks can lead you in the right direction.