Deadline for conference on agri-tourism

Date(s) - Friday, Sep 15, 2017
5:00 pm


Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University are offering a hands-on workshop to prepare farms in New York State, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets using agri-tourism.

The registration deadline is Sept. 15.

The conference will take place on Sept 20-21 at Becker Farms, 3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067.

On Sept. 20, speakers from around the state will provide tips on how to start an agri-tourism business and how to market an agri-tourism enterprise. They will share information from a variety of businesses covering farm stays, wedding venues, farm-to-table restaurants and you-pick operations.

On Sept. 21 , conference attendees can join a bus tour to several agri-tourism businesses in Western New York to hear from the owners and learn about successes and challenges in starting an agri-business.

The cost to register is $60 for two full days.

Farmer scholarships are available, reducing the rate to $20 for two full days.

Register for the Strategic Marketing Conference online or contact Megan Burley at or 716-652-5400, ext. 138.