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Agritourism in Maine: How Farms Attract Visitors & Contribute to the State's Tourist Economy

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Charlie Hayes / Old Crow Ranch

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date July 23, 2021); no calls will be taken.

With Maine's rich agricultural heritage, agritourism is a growing opportunity to invite the public to visit farms for everything from overnight stays to pick-your-own fruit to goat cuddling. We'll learn how this practice contributes to Maine's economy, and we'll hear about some examples of farms that are agritourism destinations.

Anne Trenholm, agricultural promotions manager, Bureau of Agriculture, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Tori Jackson, extension professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
VIP Callers:
Sarah Alexander, executive director, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Heather Donahue, secretary, Maine Cheese Guild; owner, Balfour Farm in Pittsfield
Seren Sinisi, co-owner, Old Crow Ranch Maine in Durham
Marcia Lyon, co-owner, with her husband Don, of SeaLyon Farm in Alna

Open Farm Day information: Get Real Maine and tips to visit farms

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