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

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More cars pack agricultural areas during the summer as people visit farm stands, u-picks and agritourism events, according to a recent release., "Portland metro Wednesday traffic: Summer harvest means more agricultural vehicles on the road; use caution," 19 June 2019 Animal Recovery Mission said its new video shows workers abusing adult cows behind the scenes at Fair Oaks Farms at a milking carousel at the popular agritourism destination about 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Chicago. Washington Post, "New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm," 12 June 2019 Three people have been charged with animal cruelty after the release of video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at Fair Oaks Farms, a northwest Indiana dairy farm that's an agritourism destination. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Lightfoot downplays police union rumor she repeated, Obama Center's fate on the line and other things to know to start your day," 11 June 2019 The farm has 36,000 cows and is a popular agritourism destination, with a museum, restaurant gift shop and hotel surrounding it. Michelle Lou, CNN, "Fair Oaks Farms is under investigation after an undercover animal welfare activist captured footage of employees abusing calves," 6 June 2019 But the Hermitage project will be like no other agritourism opportunity found in the state. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "21c owners hope to save historic horse farm by luring bourbon tourists," 25 June 2018 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

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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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