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Oregon Agritourism Summit

Getting to YES for Agritourism business development

Friday, November 30, 2012 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

OSU Extension Service and partners are hosting the Oregon Agritourism Summit: Getting to YES for agritourism business development.  This summit is for farmers and agri-business owners currently operating or interested in agritourism opportunities to diversify economic stability.  Goals of the summit include strengthening businesses through education, providing motivation and networking potential, and collaboratively developing a path for the future of agritourism in Oregon.

 The daylong event will take place at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.  Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.  with opening remarks starting at 9:00 a.m. followed by keynote speaker, Jim Bernard, Clackamas County Commissioner on Getting to YES for Agritourism in Oregon. The summit will end at 4:30 p.m.

 Throughout the day, participants will hear from agritourism business owners and professionals in general and concurrent sessions focusing on topics such as:

  • ·         Marketing your Destination: Internet and Beyond
  • ·         Market Trends: 6 Kinds of Agritourism
  • ·         Navigating Legal Constraints
  • ·         Getting Started with Business Planning
  • ·         Reducing Risk by Managing Liability
  • ·         Hospitality: Creating the Customer Experience
  • ·         Models that Work

Preregistration for the summit is required.  The $25 registration fee includes lunch and educational materials.  Registration information and a draft agenda are available on-line at: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/  or by contacting OSU Extension Service Benton County at (541) 766-3556.

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
Melissa Fery
1 541 766 3553
melissa.fery at oregonstate.edu
Ext Benton County Office