Agritourism Associations and Networks

Agritourism associations, resources and networks, and other related organizations can provide benefits for farmers and ranchers wishing to diversify their operations.  Such associations often provide information and resources, and can prove helpful in three general ways. First, these associations can provide an advertising outlet for your business through websites, brochures, and other media. For example, many associations maintain websites that market attractions in a geographic area or map driving routes to participating farms, ranches, and other agritourism sites.  Second, these groups can provide an opportunity to network, interact, and learn from others who are involved in similar businesses. This enables farmers/ranchers to build upon the experiences of others in similar ventures. Third, these provide information on trainings, conferences, trends, and recent research.

Following is a listing of some of the agritourism and related associations, networks, and websites specifically developed for agritourism businesses in order to directly meet identified needs related to marketing their businesses.  In addition, there are governmental, non-governmental, and university organizations dedicated to assisting in the development and marketing of agritourism.  Online at http://www.agmrc.org, there is a more extensive listing including entries from most states.
 

National

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

Farm Stay U.S., Alsea, Oregon - Farm Stay U.S. is a website designed to connect travelers with working farms and ranches throughout the United States that offer overnight accommodations (farm stays). Guests pay for their stay, providing an added-value revenue stream for the farm.

 

Regional

Southwest Marketing Network

Dude Ranchers Association of America

 

State

Alaska
Alaska Office of Tourism Development:

Alabama
Alabama Agritourism

Arkansas
Arkansas Grown

California
California Agricultural Tourism

Colorado
Colorado Dept of Agriculture, Markets

Connecticut
Connecticut Grown Farm Map

Delaware
Delaware Agritourism Association

Florida
Florida Agritourism Association

Georgia
University of Georgia, Ctr for Agribusiness & Economic Development

Hawaii
Hawaii AgVentures

Idaho
Rural Roots

Illinois
Illinois Agritourism

Iowa
Visit Iowa Farms

Kansas
Kansas Agritourism

Kentucky
Kentucky Agritourism

Maine
Get Real Maine

Maryland
Agritourism World Maryland

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Agriculture Tourism Map

Michigan
Michigan Agritourism Association

Minnesota
Renewing the Minnesota Countryside

Missouri
AgriMissouri

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Association

New Jersey
Visit NJ Farms

New Mexico
New Mexico Taste the Tradition

New York
New York Farm Tours

North Carolina
North Carolina Agritourism

North Dakota
North Dakota Agritourism 

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Agritourism Program

Oregon
Oregon Fresh

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Farm Vacation Association

Rhode Island
New England Farmways

Tennessee
Tennessee Agritourism Association

Texas
Agritourism World Texas

Vermont
Vermont Farms! Association

Washington
Washington State Farmers Market Association

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association

Wyoming
Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association