Highlands County Agritourism Forum Set

The Farm Tour & Agritourism edition of Central Florida Ag News is one of the more exciting ones we get to produce. After all, what’s more exciting than highlighting all the various sights and experiences that make Florida so unique? 

Not to mention that we jump at the opportunity to help farmers and ranchers increase their revenue without increasing their workload. That’s why I want to share this opportunity. 

The Highlands County Extension Office in Sebring is planning the first Agritourism Forum for its area on September 13 and 14. The goal of the program is to offer guidance to those interested in starting or expanding their agritourism business. 

The forum will begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. with a farm tour. Registered attendees will meet at the Extension Office and travel in their own vehicles to various agritourism businesses throughout Highlands County. It will continue on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with scheduled speakers and panels. Topics to be included include:

  • Trends and opportunities for Florida agritourism
  • Best practices for marketing your operation
  • Agritourism rules and liability
  • Funding sources to start or expand your agritourism business 

Advance registration of $25/person is required. The registration deadline is Sept. 7. 

To register online, go to: https://tinyurl.com/2n76txur 

If you have any questions, you can contact Lori Krinkey with Visit Sebring at LKrinkey@highlandsfl.gov or call 863-402-6909. 

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