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 Suggested lodging: One of the many agritourism/farmhouses in the area. Catherine Sabino, Forbes, "What To Know When You Next Travel To This Great Italian Wine Region," 15 Apr. 2021 In recent years, the city has encouraged agritourism as a way to supplement farmers’ income. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Plan would increase homes in Oceanside’s last agricultural region," 28 Mar. 2021 The trail was the brainchild of Vivien Straus, a local who grew up on her family’s dairy in Marshall, California, and was keen to help struggling independent farmers stay in business by creating interest in agritourism. Angela Decenzo, Travel, "How California’s cheese trail avoided a meltdown," 11 Dec. 2020 New England is fertile ground for smaller orchards that offer agritourism activities, a different breed from the huge commercial fruit operations mostly found in Washington state. Jules Struck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Crisp air and apples: Pandemic-weary folks flock to pick-your-own farms," 8 Oct. 2020 For now, the Supreme Court has delayed acting on the Scott County challenge that argues the limits on crowds and public gatherings are harmful to the agritourism businesses. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Supreme Court hears challenge to Beshear emergency COVID-19 orders," 17 Sep. 2020 Seek out new places for agritourism and farm stands to purchase fresh food., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 4 Sep. 2020 West Fork is calling the new location an agritourism facility. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "West Fork Whiskey plans to build a new restaurant, speakeasy and more in Westfield," 21 Aug. 2020 Sonne, of FARMstead ED, says COVID-19 has really forced those in the agritourism industry to be nimble. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, "Small Farms Find Creative Ways to Attract Visitors During the Coronavirus Pandemic," 9 July 2020

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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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29 Apr 2021

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“Agritourism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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