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Tourism Resources

Agritourism

AgrifoodGateway: Horticulture International – Horticulture International (AgriFoodGateway) is the most comprehensive horticulture information database with more than 3,400 technical bulletins from research institutions around the world.

Pick-Your-Own (U-Pick) Marketing [factsheet] – University of Kentucky, CES (2014)

National Extension Tourism (NET) developed by Texas A&M Cooperative Extension Service (2014)

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture – The Farmstay Manual, UMN (2012)

Agritourism in New Jersey -Sustaining Farming on the Urban Fringe. The New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station (NJAES) agritourism teams developed a website which provides additional-related resources, webinar videos, and information for farmers, educators, planners, and visitors. (2011)

So You Want to Start an Agritourism Farm? by Martha Glass; NCDA (2011)

Is an Agritourism Venture Right For Your Farm? Stephen Komar, Brian Schilling, Jenny Carleo, Susan Colucci, Samantha Rosier Rich, & Stacy Tomas; NCSU & Rutgers CES (2010)

Agritourism Best Management Practices and Plan of Operation  by Dora Ann Hatch; LSU Ag Center – Research and Extension (2009)

Direct Farm Marketing and Tourism Handbook University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service (2007)

Agritourism in Focus: A Guide for Tennessee Farmers by Megan Bruch, Amanda Ziehl, Timothy Prather, Russ Bragg, Ramay Winchester, Caneta Hankins, & Patricia McDaniels (2005)

Farm and County Tourism Based on Your Property  Dr. Karen Higginbottom, CRC Queensland Australia (2004)

Western Profiles of Innovating Agricultural Marketing: Examples from Direct Farm Marketing and Agri-Tourism Enterprises.for sale from University of Arizona CES (2004)

Nature Based Tourism and Agritourism Trends James A. Maetzold, National Alternative Enterprises and Agritourism Leader, USDA/NRCS, Washington, DC (2002)

Is Agritourism Right for You?  by Bill Walker- NJDA

University of Minnesota Tourism Center UMN website (2010-2014)

Utah State University – Cooperative Extension – Institute for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (2014)

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Iowa State University & USDA (2002-2014)

Center for the Micro Eco-Farming Movement (2014)

Promoting Tourism in Rural America USDA (2013)

National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health Safety (2014)

Beginning Farmers – An online resource for farmers, researchers, and policy makers by AgHub (2014)

Visit NC Wine Marketing Campaign (2014)

Zoning and Health Considerations in Agritourism by Lisa Chase, Varna Ramaswamy, Steven Burr, Jascha Zeitlin, Gary Green, & Michael Dougherty Iowa State Univ., Vermont CES, Utah CES, & Wisconsin CES (2007)

The Economic Benefits of Agritourism in Missouri Farms by Barbieri, Tew; University of Missouri (2010)

Agritourism in Missouri: A Profile of Farms by Visitor Numbers by Barbieri, Tew; University of Missouri (2010)

A Preliminary Assessment of Agritourism in Missouri by Barbieri, Tew; University of Missouris (2009)

Blueways – Trail Development

Water Trails Online Water Trail Toolbox from Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network (2009)

Online Trail Building Tool box Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website (2001-2013)

Business Plans

Business Plan Checklist by SMB Reviews (2014)

How to Write a Business Plan by SMB Reviews (2014)

Business Plan Outline by SMB Reviews (2014)

Business Start-up

Starting and managing a Business-Small business tools The U.S. Small business Administration website

Setting Up Your Own Business: Monitoring the Health and Growth of Your Business University of Nebraska Extension (2005)

Checklist For Going Into Business by SMB Reviews (2014)

Are You an Entrepreneur? by SMB Reviews (2014)

Entrepreneurship/Agribusiness Agrifoodgateway.com website by José Cisneros (2010-2014)

Life Advice About Running a Small Business by SMB Reviews (2014)

Coastal Tourism

New York’s Department of Resources Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Powerpoint Slide show (2009)

Water Trails Online Water Trail Toolbox by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network (2009)

Customer Service/Customer Experience

Hotel lobbies become multi-use spaces By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY (2011)

The Experience Economy link to purchase the book by Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore (2011)

Other Writings from Pine and Gilmore (of The Experience Economy) (1993-2011)

A Whole New Mind:  Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. link to purchase a book by Dan Pink(2005)

Direct Marketing

Direct Marketing (Business Management Series) link to purchase a book by Katherine Adam, Radhika Balasubrahmanyam, and Holly Born (1999)

Ace Components of Good Direct Marketing by SMB Reviews (2014)

Farmer’s Market

North Carolina Good Farmer’s Market Practices a Food Safety website from NCCES (2013)

Feasibility

Fee-Fishing Considerations by Jack Whetstone, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources (2009)

Landowner Alternatives and Considerations for Developing Fee-Access Recreation by Greg K. Yarrow, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources (2009)

Starting a Small Business: The Feasibility Analysis by Micheal D. Reilly and Norman L. Millikin, Montana State University (1996)

Fee Hunting and Fishing

Hunting Leases by Greg K. Yarrow, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources (2009)

The Hunters’ Guide to a Successful Hunt Lease: Agricultural Extension Service, by Craig Harper and Mike Black, The University of Tennessee CES (2002)

The 2006 Economic benefits of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife watching in NC by Southwick Associates, Inc. for the NCWRC (2008)

Benefits of Hunting by Southwick Associates, Inc. for the NCWRC (2006)

The Economic and Recreational benefits of Trout Fishing in N.C. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (2008)

The Economic benefits of Mountain Trout Fishing in N.C. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (2008)

The Economic impact of Mountain Trout Fishing in N.C. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (2009)

The Economic impact of Mountain Trout Fishing in N.C. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (2009)

Tips for Hunters when requesting permission to hunt on private land courtesy of The Hunting Heritage Program of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Hunting Lease Liability Insurance Courtesy of the NCFA (2014)

A Checklist of Considerations for Landowners By James E. Miller,
Extension Outreach/Research Professor, and Ken Hood,
Associate Extension Professor, Food and Fiber Center MSU (2002)

Hunting Leases: Considerations and Alternatives for Landowners By
James E. Miller, Outreach/Research Scientist, Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Mississippi State University (2002)

SRAC 0479a: Fee-Fishing: An Introduction Southern Region Aquatic Center (1994)

SRAC 0480: Fee-Fishing Ponds: Management of Food Fish and Water Quality Southern Region Aquatic Center (1993)

SRAC 0481: Development and Management of Fishing Leases Southern Region Aquatic Center (1994)

SRAC 0482: Fee-Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations Southern Region Aquatic Center (1994)

Active Outdoor Recreation Economy outdoorindustryfoudation.org (2006)

Recreational Access and Liability: What Landowners Should Know by Greg K. Yarrow, Clemson University Extension Forestry and Natural Resources (2009)

Rural Landowner Liability for Recreational Injuries TAMU (2002)

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Welcome To Hunt NC Farmland NCDA website (2014)

Hunting Leases: Considerations and Alternatives for Landowners By
James E. Miller, Outreach/Research Scientist, Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Mississippi State University (2002)

Financial Management

ABC’s of Borrowing by SMB reviews (2014)

Sample Cash Budget by SMB reviews (2014)

Small Business Financial Status Checklist by SMB reviews (2014)

Financing For the Small Business by SMB reviews (2014)

14 Survival Tips For Managing During Economic Downturns
 by SMB reviews (2014)

Record Keeping in a Small Business by SMB reviews (2014)

Green Tourism

NC Green Travel, NCDENR website

Hospitality/Customer Service

Customer Aftercare: How to Spend Less and Sell More by SMB reviews (2014)

Internet Marketing – Website – Social Media

E-Mail—The Most Important On-Line Communication Tool in Your Marketing Toolbox by SMB reviews (2014)

Direct Your Web Site to a Directory by SMB reviews (2014)

Successful Internet Marketing Requires Follow-Up Marketing by SMB reviews (2014)

Create a website to promote your farm and sell your products Small Farm Central Website (2014)

10 rules for your small business home page Huffington Post article (2007)

Top 10 Small Business Web Site Marketing Tips by Scott W. Baker at pawprint.net

Social Media Dictionary by Kipp Bodnar at hubspot.net (2011)

Guide to Social Media by Ohio Farm bureau (2008)

Extension’s Agriculture and Social Media Web Conference Summary (2010)

How to create a Facebook page Squidoo.com website (2013)

How to: Build Your Personal Brand on Facebook By Dan Schawbel at mashable.com (2009)

How To: Build Your Personal Brand on Twitter By Dan Schawbel at mashable.com (2009)

Landowner Resource Package

A guide to Farming in Pennsylvania Penn State Extension website (2014)

Woodland Steward Series – Biltmore Forest School website, Resources for landowners and trainers

Leases

Tips for Hunting Leases by Jeffrey Jackson, Warnell School of Forestry Resources (1997)

Lease Hunting: Opportunities for Missouri Landowners

Real Property: Leasing Land For Hunting and Other Recreational Uses by  Thomas J. Allen, Dennis K. Smith, & Anthony Ferrise, West Virginia University Extension (1997)

Liability Issues

Limit liability for agritourism farms NC statute (N.C. General Assembly 2005)

North Carolina Agritourism Limited Liability Law by Martha Glass NCDA (2005)

Laws, Rules & Resources for Agritourism Markets NCDA website (2014)

Agritourism – Keeping passengers safe on hay rides by William J. Bamka, Stephen Komar, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (2011)

Liability and Insurance Protection in Rural Recreation Enterprises (MSU extension 1982)

Small Business Health Insurance by SMB Reviews | May 14, 2014

Insurance For the Home-Based Entrepreneur by  | May 14, 2014

Insurance and liability issues for agritourism operators (Iowa State University March 2014)

The state of agritourism liability insurance in Montana and the West (Rural Landscape Institute, Sept. 2007)

One Montana website (2012)

Management

Transferring Management in the Family-Owned Business by SMB reviews (2014)

14 Survival Tips For Managing During Economic Downturns
by SMB reviews (2014)

Management Issues For the Growing Business
by SMB reviews (2014)

Marketing

Beginning Farmers – An online resource for farmers, researchers, and policy makers by AgHub (2014)

Tourism and Community Development Online Resources and Applied Research Clearinghouse, The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service

Customer Aftercare: How to Spend Less and Sell More
by SMB reviews (2014)

How to Use Marketing and Sales to Explode Your Home Business by SMB reviews (2014)

15 Foolproof Ideas For Promoting Your Company
by SMB reviews (2014)

Relationship Selling: The Path to Sales Success by SMB reviews (2014)

Marketing 101 for your Agritourism business  Bulletin E337. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. (2011)

Miscellaneous

Tourism and Community Development Online Resources and Applied Research Clearinghouse, The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin CES

Fast Facts from NC Department of Commerce

Pricing and Development

Assessing and Developing Tourism Resources Online tool from The Laboratory of Community & Economic Development, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Strategic Planning For the Growing Business by SMB reviews (2014)

Introduction to Strategic Planning by SMB reviews (2014)

Pricing Your Products by SMB reviews (2014)

Promotion

15 Foolproof Ideas For Promoting Your Company by SMB reviews (2014)

Tourism Demographics/Market Segmentation

Market Research by SMB reviews (2014)

Marketing Research and the Small Business by SMB reviews (2014)

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