Published on 10/01/09

Agritourism workshops

University of Georgia

From pumpkin patches to shrimp boats, agritourism is growing in Georgia. With that in mind, the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will hold three workshops across the state to help those in, or interested in, the agritourism industry.

Day one of the workshops will include sessions on business and Web site development. Participants will learn how to create and update their own free Web sites. The day will conclude with tours of existing agritourism venues and a networking reception.

On the second day, speakers will address marketing, finances, signage, insurance and other topics.

The workshops will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Dillard House in Dillard, Ga.; Dec. 2-3 at Oakhurst Farms in West Point, Ga.; and in Valdosta next year at a location and date to be announced.

Registration is $99. Hotels are available near both locations. Seating is limited. Visit or call (706) 583-0347 to learn more.

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.