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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Tourism in which tourists board at farms or in rural villages and experience farming at close hand.

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  • noun A form of tourism in which tourists stay in farms or agricultural villages, either to experience farm life, or as a base for exploring the countryside

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Examples

  • Also known as agritourism or agriturismo, farmstays can encompass a range of accommodations from rural bed and breakfasts to working ranches and cattle farms.

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  • Amid increasing global competition in agriculture, farmers are expanding their so-called "agritourism" or "agri-tainment" operations.

    A Scary Solution to Farmers' Troubles

  • 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.

    Farm House to Haunted House: Making Hay With Horror

  • According to MSNBC, "agritourism" is on the rise this year as travelers sweetly yearn to get back to the land.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • A critical challenge for pumpkin farmers promoting entertainment agriculture, or "agritourism", is maintaining fields that are weed-free, attractive, and safe for consumers.

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  • 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.

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  • A critical challenge for pumpkin farmers promoting entertainment agriculture, or "agritourism", is maintaining fields that are weed-free, attractive, and safe for consumers.

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  • 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.

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