Best of the Best
Jane Eckert has visited hundreds of farms throughout
North America, from Hawaii to Virginia, and from the Canadian
provinces to the southern tip of Florida. In on-site consultations,
meetings, conferences, and workshops, she has listened to thousands
of farmers, both those who barely get by, and those whose farms
have been highly successful. In this brief presentation, Jane
will share her insights as to why some farms excel above all others.
Sowing Seeds for Profits - Right on the Farm
Today, family farms are challenged to make a living solely
by growing commodities. But the answer may be right at their front
door thanks to an exciting and growing trend – Agritourism.
From a simple retail stand to festivals, attractions, stores and
restaurants, many farmers are inviting consumers onto the farm
to sell directly to them.
Sprouting Success: Planting Seeds for Agritourism
Each year 62 million people visit our farms as part of
one of the fastest growing trends in tourism! Called agritourism,
many family farmers are finding that by inviting the public onto
their property they can sustain their agricultural lifestyle.
Down to Earth Experiences: Grow Tourism Dollars
In an increasingly complex world, tourism professionals
are seeing a profound growth in the number of people wanting rural
experiences, especially those that let them slow down the pace
and enjoy simple pleasures… a family outing to find the
perfect pumpkin, walking the fields, flushing a covey of quail,
and taking in the sights and sounds of the farm or ranch. Whether
it’s for a day or a week, city dwellers gladly pay for these
experiences, and Jane Eckert devotes herself to knowing exactly
which experiences bring visitors-and their money-to your region.
Using stories and photos from throughout North America, Jane shows
her audience the building blocks that bring tourists flocking
to the countryside
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