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Agritourism Agenda 1-27-17   arrow

New Insights — Opportunities and Barriers for Agritourism
January 27, 2017
Littleton, CO

12:00     Register, grab lunch

12:15     Introductions, Welcome and Overview of the afternoon

12:30     Overview of Research on Producers and Agritourism Enterprises-Martha Sullins

1:00       Panel #1:

  • Tim Ferrell, Berry Patch Farms
  • Ken Anderson, Pioneer Farmsteaders
  • Kathy Mahan, I-70 REAP
  • Rachel Bacon, Adams County Long Range Planning

2:00-2:30             Kathie Riley, Attorney

2:30       Break

2:45       Overview of Research on Agritourism Demand and Travelers-Dawn

3:15       Panel #2:

  • Dori DeJong, Colorado Agritourism Association; Owner, CEO, Platte River Fort
  • Ian Steyn, Co-Chair of CTO’s Heritage & Agritourism Committee
  • Wendy White, Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Diane Gaede, UNC’s Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Program

4:30       Small group breakout to work on: 1) inventory or 2) marketing and promotion goals

worksheet (other breakouts as needed)

5:00       Wrap-up

 

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.