Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Agritourism Intensive Courses start tomorrow!

Are you considering agritourism or nature tourism on your farm or ranch?
Would you like to build your agritourism or nature tourism business?

This class is for you!
Local agritourism operators will share their own experiences and will be part of a supportive network of advisors as class participants plan and start new enterprises. Participants will learn from experts in business planning, regulatory compliance, risk management, hospitality and cost-effective marketing, including social media. The hands-on, interactive activities will guide participants as they assess their own farms or ranches for agritourism potential and start their own business, risk management and marketing plans. Each participant will receive a free copy of the extensive handbook, “Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California”, which will be used as a text for the class.

Sign up today!!!
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, valley and foothill region farmers and ranchers are encouraged to sign up for the 3-session course.  Registration is now open at

Dates: Thursdays, November 15, 2012, January 17, 2013 and February 21, 2013
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each session (lunch provided)
Location:  UCCE Sacramento County, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827
Cost: $50 for 3-session course – Space is limited, please register early

Register for the Sacramento course (pay online or at the door)
Sacramento County class flier (please share)

Agritourism Intensive - Merced
When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mondays Dec. 3, Jan. 7, & Tuesday Feb. 12
Where: UCCE Merced County, 2145 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341
Registration: $50 for all three sessions (lunches included)
Register for the Merced course (pay online or at the door)
Merced County class flier (please share)

These classes are designed for farmers and ranchers considering agritourism and for agritourism operators who would like to minimize their risk as they develop their enterprises. Registration is open. For more information, contact Penny at or (530) 752-7779.

This material is based on work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2010-49200-06203.