Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2005 revision - This for-purchase workbook was written to help farmers and ranchers determine their tourism potential; it outlines the steps of establishing a tourism enterprise.
Agricultural Tourism Operation Fact Sheets, Small Farm Center, University of California, Davis - This site provides information on customer relations, business planning, potential value added businesses and marketing.
Agri-Tourism Workbook, Agri-Business Council of Oregon, 2003 - This is a guide to discovering new ways to build a successful agriculture business through direct farm marketing.
Alternative Enterprises and Agritourism: Farming for Profit and Sustainability Resource Manual, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA, 2004 - This online manual contains 2,300 pages of reference material. It is divided into 20 chapters. Subjects covered include rural tourism, agritourism, nature tourism, heritage tourism, business planning, liability insurance, marketing, funding programs and resources. The manual is also available in CD or in a paper copy.
Entertainment Farming and Agri-Tourism, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), NCAT, 2004 - This site provides ideas and information on such topics as educational tours, festivals, educational activities, petting zoos, mazes, merchandise to offer, liability and handicap accessibility.
Entertainment Farming and Agri-Tourism: Business Management Guide, 2004 - Agri-entertainment and –tourism are new, highly consumer-focused types of agriculture. This site may offer additional options for diversification and adding stability to farm incomes. Farmers have invented a wide variety of “entertainment farming” options.
Nature-Based Tourism Enterprises, Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University, and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium - This guide was developed to assist individuals in developing nature-based businesses. Topics include: planning and development, defining your service, start-up costs, administration, operations, creation of an Internet presence and marketing.
Nature Tourism Toolkit, Miles Phillips, publication #SP-267, Texas Agrilife Extension Service, 2007 - This toolkit is a CD that includes twelve publications related to critical issues facing nature/agritourism operations, liability, markets, planning, etc. It includes a Microsoft Excel version of a nature tourism financial planning tool.
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