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Agritourism workshops slated for Western NC

The Agritourism Networking Association will host workshops in May and June that focus on how to start or continue a successful agritourism operation. The workshops are designed for agritourism entrepreneurs and those who may be interested in starting an agritourism business.

Following are dates and locations for the workshops:

  • May 19 – Coston Farm in Hendersonville. Register by May 12.
  • June 2 – Shadow Springs Vineyard in Hamptonville. Register by May 26.

Workshops start at 3 p.m. and cost $25, which includes materials, tours and dinner.

The workshops will focus on topics such as marketing through social media, hospitality tips to bring in and keep customers, estate planning and insurance needs, and working with elected officials. Participants will also have an opportunity to network and share ideas with other agribusiness owners.

For more, contact Martha Glass, agritourism manager with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, at (919) 707-3120 or


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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