agritourism

noun

ag·​ri·​tour·​ism ˌa-gri-ˈtu̇r-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce agritourism (audio)
: 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 The Flower Fields have become a prime example of agritourism. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 The bill’s language includes breweries, wineries and food stands under the umbrella of agritourism. Jack Prator, Sun Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 The 53-acre agritourism project is filled with 70 species of tropical fruit trees, herbs and spices. Anna Haines, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 The workshop will have presentations by specialists, plus a panel discussion with farmers and agritourism proponents. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2022 Title: Agritourism This measure would bar local governments from limiting certain activities associated with agritourism, which traditionally offer on-farm recreational experiences for consumers. Jack Prator, Sun Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 Topics include insuring agritourism businesses and handling an episodic workforce. Aaron Gettinger, Arkansas Online, 30 Oct. 2023 This Thoroughbred horse farm combines bourbon tastings from distilleries around the state with hyperlocal food (cast-iron corn bread with sorghum brown butter; whole trout with butter beans), all in a single agritourism package. Emily Bingham, Travel + Leisure, 23 Oct. 2023 Citing federal statistics, the Florida Department of Agriculture said Florida’s income from agritourism activities increased from $11 million in 2007 to $27 million in 2017. Katie Rice, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Oct. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

agri- + tourism

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agritourism was in 1978

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“Agritourism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agritourism. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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