Agritourism is Growing in Colorado – Get in on it!
Agritourism is a fairly new term that showcases the intersection between travel and agriculture. It is a traveler’s authentic interaction with farmers, ranchers, hunters, gatherers, artists, naturalists and food enthusiasts that leads to the discovery of geographically distinctive food, drink and experiences.
The Roadshows for April have been wrapped up. Stops included Rocky Ford, Trinidad, Alamosa, Craig, Gunnison, and Fairplay.These communities are dedicated to learning more about agritourism and developing their product.
The towns were great hosts and we were able to get a good grasp of the type of agritourism that they could bring forward. Most of the communities were struggling with communication so many offerings were not known about by the organizations that do promotions. The limited liability bill (HB-1280) will be a tremendous help in launching more agritourism offerings.
Follow up will be done in all of the communities to be sure that the plans they made would by carried out. More agritourism businesses will be able to be developed and promoted.
In November there will be another round of Roadshows. Want to schedule a road show in November or a H&Ag 101 before that – contact [email protected] for more information
(cultural, heritage, agritourism, mentor program.)
As part of the Colorado Tourism Office’s efforts to raise awareness of and appreciation for cultural, heritage and agricultural assets statewide, the Heritage and Agritourism Program has initiated a peer-assistance and training program.
THIS PROGRAM exists to stimulate the development of high-quality cultural, heritage and agricultural tourism experiences for travelers in Colorado.
Who can apply – individuals, non-profit and for profit organizations, cities and counties. SOUTH CENTRAL & NW COLORADO ONLY UNTIL JULY 2015.
Who can mentor – Colorado full time residents with real world experience in all aspects of cultural, heritage and agritourism development, marketing and promotion. YOU CAN BE LOCATED ANYWHERE IN COLORADO AS LONG AS YOU ARE WILLING TO TRAVEL.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT – KELLEEN ZUBICK [email protected]