FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2007
Martha Glass, manager
NCDA&CS Agritourism Office
Agritourism Networking Association’s second annual
workshop set for Feb. 1 near Asheboro
RALEIGH – The N.C. Agritourism Networking Association will hold its second annual workshop Friday, Feb. 1, beginning at 8 a.m. at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro.
The workshop will focus on topics of interest to agritourism farmers and owners of wineries and vineyards. Sessions will cover local zoning and tax issues; current trends in availability and cost of agritourism liability insurance; marketing and hospitality tips; Web site design; and agricultural estate transition planning.
Following lunch, three local agritourism operations – Caraway Alpacas, Toms Creek Farm and Nursery and Zimmerman Winery – will offer tours for conference participants.
Early-bird registration is $35 for ANA members, $40 for non-members. Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 27. Late registration is $45, and the deadline is Jan. 3. Overnight accommodations are available at the conference center.
For information about the workshop, contact Martha Glass, agritourism manager at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, at (919) 733-7887, or log on to www.ncagr.com/agritourism.