Economic development staff and government leaders will gather to explore innovative strategies for promoting tourism activities in the agricultural sector on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5-6, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in Halifax, Virginia. The event is co-sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Participants can register online for the conference before Friday, March 25, for a one day cost of $95 or both days for $135.
Over 50 speakers will deliver dynamic, relevant, and interactive presentations on opportunities and challenges for agritourism entrepreneurs. Participants will explore agritourism topics including weddings, concerts, social media promotion, marketing, hospitality, regional networks, zoning and conservation, financing and legal structures, wineries and farm craft breweries, bed and breakfast, food and farm safety, farm workforce, and businesses planning.