Thursday, November 3, 2011

Growing Agrotourism in Idaho December 8th

If you are involved in any sort of agricultural tourism, you won’t want to miss this one day workshop!

Featuring relevant topics, speakers with real world experience, and plenty of networking opportunities – there is truly something for everyone!

DATE: Thursday, December 8, 2011
LOCATION: Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture, 2270 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
TIME: 8:30-4:00
DEADLINE: Register by December 2. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Find complete registration information at the link below.

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and group introductions
9:15 Making the Most of Agritourism Opportunities on YOUR Operation
Lacey Menasco, Idaho State Department of Agriculture
9:45 Making the Connection – Adding Agritourism to the Visitor’s Itinerary
Diane Norton, Idaho Department of Commerce Division of Tourism
10:15 Break
10:30 Sharing Agritourism Success
Farm Dinners: Josie Erskine, Peaceful Belly Farms
Entertaining Guests on the Farm: Ron Bitner, Bitner Vineyards
U-picks and Farm Stands: Fred Schreffler, The Berry Ranch
Diversifying the Experience to Increase Profits: Sherrie and Randy Feist, Linder Farms
11:30 Planning and Zoning
Diana Sanders, Ada County Development Services
12:00 Networking Lunch
Jim Toomey with the UI Food Tech Center will be available to discuss value-added food processing
The four “Success Story” speakers will each be hosting round table discussions
1:00 Getting the Right Insurance Coverage and Minimizing Risk
Stewart Hyndman, Hyndman Insurance
2:00 Introduction to Farm Loops
Lacey Menasco, Idaho State Department of Agriculture
2:15 Break
2:30 “Loop” Break-out Discussions by Region
(Sunny Slope, Emmet, Meridian/Kuna, other as needed)
3:30 Wrap Up and Evaluation
4:00 Adjourn

Find complete registration information at the link below.

Lacey Menasco
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Trade Specialist
2270 Old Penitentiary Rd.
Boise, ID 83712

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