Defining & Reducing barriers to Agri-tourism
Wednesday October 19th
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County and Broome County Planning for a training focused on agri-tourism. Agri-tourism operations are starting to pop up more in our rural and suburban communities as the interest in local farms and food increases. But what is agri-tourism? And how do we do it safely? How can local code and/or zoning potentially impact opportunities to bring agricultural economic development into your community and help build small businesses? Our guest presenters from Environmental Design & Research (Syracuse, NY) will discuss these points through the context of the recently developed Onondaga Ag & Farmland Protection Plan, as well as answer any questions. We will also provide a checklist that can be used when local farms express an interest in starting an agritourism operation.