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Agri-tourism Strategic Marketing Conference

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 21@ 1:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University are offering a hands-on workshop to prepare farms in New York, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets using agri-tourism.

The conference will take place at Becker Farms, 3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067 on Sept 20-21, 2017. On Sept 20th, speakers from around the state will provide tips on how to start an agri-tourism business, how to market an agri-tourism enterprise, and will share information from a variety of businesses covering: farm stays, wedding venues, farm-to-table restaurants, and you-pick operations. On Sept 21st , conference attendees will have the choice of joining a bus tour to several agri-toursim businesses in Western New York to hear from the owners and learn about successes and challenges in starting an agri-business.

The cost to register is $60 for 2 full days. Farmer scholarships are available reducing the rate to $20 for two full days. Registration begins at 8:30am on Sept 20th. The cost includes materials, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sept 20th and the bus tour on Sept 21st. Lunch on Sept 21st as well as hotel accommodations are on your own. Conference attendees are also responsible for their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms is reserved at Hampton by Hilton Lockport-Buffalo, refer to group code: CCE, to get the negotiated rate. Call (716) 625-6900 to reserve your hotel room.

To register for the Strategic Marketing Conference contact Megan Burley at msb347@cornell.edu or 716-652-5400x138, or online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Agritourism_214 . The registration deadline is September 17th.

This conference is funded by the Stanley W. Warren Teaching Endowment and Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. It is Sponsored by CoBank and Farm Credit East with additional support provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Megan Burley at 716-652-5400 x138 or by emailing msb347@cornell.edu by August 28, 2017.

Contact

Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
lao3@cornell.edu
585-268-7644 ext 18

Location

Becker Farms
3724 Quaker Rd
Gasport, NY 14067