Friday, September 11, 2009

Agritourism news

Some bits of agritourism news, from Oregon, Oklahoma, and Australia: A vineyard in Central Oregon will host an agritourism fair to support homeless children. From the article: "To help ensure all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services, the Heat? Or Eat? Benefit will be held on Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 pm at the Faith, Hope, and Charity Vineyard in Terrebonne. This fun, family event will feature several booths highlighting Terrebonne’s growing Agritourism industry. Educational displays will showcase the Crescent Moon Alpaca Ranch with alpacas to pet and learn about, Deep Canyon Preserve with information on Pheasant and Chucker hunts, a new Organic Vegetable Farm, local vineyards and a winery. There will also be a silent auction, horse-drawn wagon rides, wine tasting, art, and music provided by Erin Cole Baker and Casey Elliott. Beverages & hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Entry to the event is $10 and children under 12 are free." Some Oklahoma agritourism ventures are mentioned in this speech to the Poteau (LeFlore County) Chamber of Commerce concerning agritourism opportunities in the area: In Australia, a government organization called the Bureau of Rural Sciences is conducting a research project on the benefits and potential for growth for agri- and food tourism.

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