ag·​ri·​tour·​ism | \ ˌa-gri-ˈtu̇r-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce agritourism (audio) \

Definition of agritourism

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

Examples of agritourism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roughly 40% of Toluma Farm’s business is agritourism, with farm stays, tours and cheesemaking classes that have all come to grinding halt. Janelle Bitker,, "Coronavirus hits Bay Area’s artisan cheese industry hard," 14 Apr. 2020 As agritourism blossomed, another industry bubbled to the surface. Nancy Moreland,, "An Appalachian Eden for apples thrives in North Carolina’s Henderson County," 7 Oct. 2019 Among the victims are the ranunculus that carpet the Flower Fields near the San Diego Freeway in Carlsbad — a working farm that also is an important agritourism destination. Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus hit California’s cut-flower industry at the worst time," 4 Apr. 2020 The agritourism business offers its Dairy Adventure, Pig Adventure and Crop Adventure, as well as restaurants and a hotel, billed as offering visitors the chance to learn more about where their food comes from. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "3 charged with animal torture at Fair Oaks Farms not in custody," 11 June 2019 The founder of Animal Recovery Mission provided some details Thursday on its investigation into Fair Oaks Farms and said a longer video expected to be released Friday will include more on alleged abuses at the agritourism business. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "More undercover video coming as Fair Oaks owner promises changes," 6 June 2019 The Wilsons had never farmed before, but wanted to create more of an agritourism destination than just a brewery., "Sept. 30, 2019: Hop hop hooray," 30 Sep. 2019 Farm stand with a side of agritourism Chris’ Farm Stand has existed in some form since 1970, when 9-year-old Chris Stasinos grew corn on his grandfather’s farm and sold it out of a red wagon for 5 cents an ear., "With the fall harvest upon us, there may be no better way to procure fresh-from-the-fields produce than by visiting a farm stand. Many overflow with fruits and vegetables grown in the region — if not right on site — providing the fixings for beautiful, healthful, home-cooked meals.," 20 Sep. 2019 The division’s fall marketing campaign highlights activities such as hiking, leaf peeping, agritourism, dining and shopping. USA TODAY, "Animation behind bars, Elliott the elk, SkyStar: News from around our 50 states," 10 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of agritourism was in 1978

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24 Apr 2020

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“Agritourism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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