2018 Virginia Agritourism Conference

 Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy
Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22, 2018
Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia
Two days filled with innovative perspectives and critical resources on a variety of agritourism issues!
Day 1:   Understand how farms are launching and improving their agritourism operations, build a fundable business plan, discussion land conservation, identify funding resources and visit two farms where you will discover agritourism successes and challenges.
Day 2:    Improve your farm’s customers service strategies, explore new agritourism ideas related to Virginia’s Standards of Learning, child safety, equestrian activities, and learn from the best on legal, liability, and labor management.
During past conferences, many of you said that the networking alone was worth your investment of both time and money. The 2018 conference offers multiple opportunities for you to engage in conversation with an exceptional cast of experts who understand Virginia agritourism and are well-prepared to share their knowledge.  

To Register . . .
  • You may register for one day ($105) or both days ($135).  Registration fee includes meals as listed on the program.
  • Conference registration deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018.  (No refunds after this date)
  • Registration fee after the March 2 deadline is $145 for one day and $175 for both days.
Conference Location
Great Wolf Lodge
549 E Rochambeau Drive in Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 229-9700
Conference lodging is also available at the Great Wolf LodgeAsk for the conference rate.

Sponsored by:
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Virginia Agribusiness Council
  • Virginia Association of Counties
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Virginia FAIRS
  • Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Virginia Farm Bureau
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia State University Small Farm Outreach Program
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Tourism Corporation

    Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
  If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha Walker at (434.766.6761/TDD 800.828.1120) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event.


Great Wolf Lodge
549 E Rochambeau Drive in Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 229-9700

3/21/2018 9:30 AM - 3/22/2018 3:00 PM

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