For Immediate Release:
TOPIC: International Workshop on Agritourism - Burlington, Vermont Hosts 55 Countries to Explore the Importance, Value and Concepts of Agritourism
WHAT: The International Workshop on Agritourism (IWA) is a global network of farmers and ranchers, tourism experts, researchers, educators, agricultural service providers, and others interested in promoting agritourism. This Workshop in Burlington brings together nearly 500 representatives from 55 countries to Vermont to explore how agritourism can benefit all. "As Vermonters, we’re really proud to be hosting the world in a place where the working landscape is central to our identity and is part of our culture." --Mari Omland, co-owner, Green Mountain Girls Farm and Workshop organizer.
WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - August 30, 31 & September 1, 2022 – Workshop Agenda
WHY: Agritourism is important for producers and their communities across the globe. Visitors to farms, ranches, and vineyards benefit from spending time in natural environments and eating farm fresh products. Agritourism provides economic opportunities for farms, contributes to food sovereignty and security, conserves ecosystem services, and supports rural vitality, empowerment of women and youth, and regenerative agriculture. The 2022 International Workshop on Agritourism is a rich opportunity for agritourism operators, agricultural service providers and educators, tourism professionals, researchers, and others to connect and share our experiences, research, and expertise.
PRESS CONFERENCE: Thursday 4pm | Hilton Hotel – Announcement of significant international agritourism collaboration, cooperation and investment.
- Pre and Post Conference Farm Tours
- Workshop Agenda
- Governors Proclamation on Agritourism and Agritourism Month
- Vermont House of Representatives Resolution on Agritourism
Scott Waterman | Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
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