ag·​ri·​tour·​ism | \ˌa-gri-ˈtu̇r-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of agritourism 

: the practice of touring agricultural areas to see farms and often to participate in farm activities

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Geography plays a major role in agritourism, which means your experience on a ranch in Oregon will differ from a dairy farm in Vermont. Lindsay Cohn, USA TODAY, "Agriturismo, American style: 8 farm and food experiences in the USA," 15 June 2018 Funding will also be used to promote Ramona as an agritourism area and to distribute materials and guides to assist visitors. Joe Naiman, Ramona Sentinel, "Eight nonprofits receive $251,806 in hotel tax money," 3 July 2018 Wilson and Brown have already dabbled in the area of agritourism with a store at their first Oldham property, Woodland Farm. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "21c owners hope to save historic horse farm by luring bourbon tourists," 25 June 2018 Highlights include local agritourism experiences such as Myrtle Creek, Bates Nut Farm, Cyclops Farms, Beach House Winery, Carlsbad Strawberry Company, State Street Farmers Market and the Flower Fields. Linda Mcintosh,, "New CEO takes the helm at animal news," 31 May 2018 Local officials say the impact of agritourism demands greater scrutiny in more densely populated areas, where small farms are near houses and schools. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, "Pumpkin patches vs. ropes courses: Fairfax County battles farmers over agritourism," 22 Apr. 2018 The couple plans to add honeybees, a vineyard and agritourism with the help of their son, Jess. William Thornton,, "Shelby County family wins Farm of Distinction award," 9 Apr. 2018 The classes are a fusion of cosmopolitan meditative exercise and warts-and-all agritourism — a Courant reporter noted in an earlier session that the goats occasionally urinate on yoga mats. Matthew Ormseth,, "Basketball, Women's March, Goat Yoga: Bustling Weekend Ahead For Hartford," 18 Jan. 2018 And under state law, agritourism activities must promote the agricultural product produced on the land. Daniel Nasaw, WSJ, "Goat Yoga, Meet the Zoning Board," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of agritourism

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agritourism

agriculture + tourism

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