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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] by Matt Ernst & Tim Woods, University of Kentucky, CES.

National Extension Tourism (NET) The mission of the National Extension Tourism (NET) Design Team is to enhance Extension tourism programs nationally by providing relevant information, useful resources, and networking opportunities for Extension professionals and others working in the broad area of tourism and recreation.This Site Hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Nature Tourism Program with the Department of Recreation, Park, Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture – The Farmstay Manual, UMN

Agritourism in New Jersey -Sustainable Farming on the Urban Fringe The New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension developed a website which provides additional-related resources, webinar videos, and information for farmers, educators, planners, and visitors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is Agritourism Right for You?  by Bill Walker- NJDA

University of Minnesota Tourism Center UMN website

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

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Iowa State University & USDA

Center for the Micro Eco-Farming Movement

Promoting Tourism in Rural America USDA

National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health Safety 

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

Visit NC Wine Marketing Campaign

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

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

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

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

Blueways – Trail Development

Water Trails Online Water Trail Toolbox from Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Online Trail Building Tool box Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website

Business Plans

Business Plan Checklist by SMB Reviews

How to Write a Business Plan by SMB Reviews

Business Plan Outline by SMB Reviews

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

Checklist For Going Into Business by SMB Reviews

Are You an Entrepreneur? by SMB Reviews

Entrepreneurship/Agribusiness Agrifoodgateway.com website by José Cisneros

Life Advice About Running a Small Business by SMB Reviews

Coastal Tourism

New York’s Department of Resources Local Waterfront Revitalization Program 

Water Trails Online Water Trail Toolbox by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Customer Service/Customer Experience

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

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

Direct Marketing

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

Ace Components of Good Direct Marketing by SMB Reviews

Event Planning

Preparing for an Agritourism Event: A Checklist (HTML version) by Denise Mainville and Karen Mundy; Virginia Tech CES

Feasibility

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

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

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

Fee Hunting and Fishing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Active Outdoor Recreation Economy

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

Rural Landowner Liability for Recreational Injuries TAMU

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

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

Financial Management

ABC’s of Borrowing by SMB reviews

Sample Cash Budget by SMB reviews

Small Business Financial Status Checklist by SMB reviews

Financing For the Small Business by SMB reviews
14 Survival Tips For Managing During Economic Downturns by SMB reviews

Record Keeping in a Small Business by SMB reviews

Green Tourism

NC Green Travel, NCDENR website

Hospitality/Customer Service

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

Internet Marketing – Website – Social Media

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

Direct Your Web Site to a Directory by SMB reviews

Successful Internet Marketing Requires Follow-Up Marketing by SMB reviews

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

Social Media Dictionary by Kipp Bodnar at hubspot.net

How to: Build Your Personal Brand on Facebook by Dan Schawbel at mashable.com

How To: Build Your Personal Brand on Twitter by Dan Schawbel at mashable.com

Landowner Resource Package

A guide to Farming in Pennsylvania Penn State Extension website

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

Liability Issues

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

North Carolina Agritourism Limited Liability Law by Martha Glass NCDA

Laws, Rules & Resources for Agritourism Markets NCDA website

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

Liability and Insurance Protection in Rural Recreation Enterprises  MSU extension

Small Business Health Insurance by SMB Reviews

Insurance For the Home-Based Entrepreneur by 

Insurance and liability issues for agritourism operators  Iowa State University

One Montana website

Management

Transferring Management in the Family-Owned Business by SMB reviews 

14 Survival Tips For Managing During Economic Downturns
by SMB reviews 

Management Issues For the Growing Business
by SMB reviews 

Marketing

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

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

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

15 Foolproof Ideas For Promoting Your Company by SMB reviews

Relationship Selling: The Path to Sales Success by SMB reviews

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

Miscellaneous

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities  This is a one-stop guide to find the details about those programs and how to apply for them. The programs detailed in the publication cover a variety of areas: Natural Resources Conservation and Management Sustainable Ranching and Farming Practices Value Added and Marketing Innovations Nutrition and Consumer Food Access Economic Development for Farms, Small Businesses, and Communities Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation.

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

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

Introduction to Strategic Planning by SMB reviews

Pricing Your Products by SMB reviews

Promotion

15 Foolproof Ideas For Promoting Your Company by SMB reviews

Tourism Demographics/Market Segmentation

Market Research by SMB reviews

Marketing Research and the Small Business by SMB reviews

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