American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Tourism in which tourists board at farms or in rural villages and experience farming at close hand.
“Also known as agritourism or agriturismo, farmstays can encompass a range of accommodations from rural bed and breakfasts to working ranches and cattle farms.”
“Amid increasing global competition in agriculture, farmers are expanding their so-called "agritourism" or "agri-tainment" operations.”
“Looking to diversify their sources of income, small farmers are expanding their "agritourism" or "agri-tainment" operations beyond the traditional pumpkin-picking, hayride and petting zoo.”
“According to MSNBC, "agritourism" is on the rise this year as travelers sweetly yearn to get back to the land.”
“In a letter written by the village's attorney, Scott Puma, officials expressed concern that the county doesn't have an "agritourism" permit or zoning district.”
“But even among these SBA earmarks, we see allocations that seem only tangentially related to small businesses, such as $712,500 for Appalachian State University to study the economic effects of "agritourism" in western North Carolina.”
“Touchette estimates 50,000 to 60,000 of the nation's approximately 2.1 million farms engage in some kind of agritourism, although no one has done a definitive count.”
“A critical challenge for pumpkin farmers promoting entertainment agriculture, or "agritourism", is maintaining fields that are weed-free, attractive, and safe for consumers.”
“The farm now will shift its focus to "agritourism," which includes guided tours of the property; produce stands in the summer; and hay rides, haunted walks and corn mazes throughout autumn, Norz Jr. said.”
“-- Township officials are revisiting a controversial "agritourism" ordinance that some farmers say is too restrictive and hurts their ability to run their businesses.”
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