2.4 million agri-tourists visit California farms in '08.
The survey's preliminary findings suggest agri-tourism can indeed be a profitable supplement to a farm or ranch business. Agricultural tourism allows travelers a chance to visit working farms and ranches and can include experiences such as picking their own fruit, visiting a petting zoo, touring a vineyard, buying fresh produce or riding horses.
Small farms made up more than two-thirds of the farms that reported offering agri-tourism. The survey was conducted by a group of researchers from the University of California Cooperative Extension and the UC Small Farm Program, with funding from the California Communities Program.
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2009|
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