National Agritourism Survey Seeking Input from Farms that Welcome Visitors

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The 2024 National Agritourism Survey is now collecting responses, and you are invited to participate! All agricultural operations that welcome visitors – whether for on-farm education, direct sales, entertainment, recreation, special events, and more – are invited to complete the survey. Your insights are crucial if you have or offer any of the following on your farm: a farmstand, a petting zoo, education or rent event space, pick-your-own, farm stays, or other on-farm experiences.

By participating in this survey, you will help pinpoint the types of support farmers like you require – whether it is business assistance, developing networks, applying for grants, or navigating zoning and liability issues. The goal is to help build the resources needed, improve access to critical information and opportunities, and shape policy decisions that impact industry.

This survey is part of a collaborative project led by Penn State with the University of Vermont, Oklahoma State University, the University of Maine, Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, and other partners across the country. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your insights are invaluable to all collaborators and sincerely appreciate your willingness to participate.

To participate in the survey, please visit: National Agritourism Support System Survey. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Claudia Schmidt, Penn State Extension, at