What does it take to grow a winner? Timing is everything; seeds take 85-120 days before they reach maturity. Next, select a well-drained area that receives at least eight hours of sunlight each day. For more detailed information, click here.
Whether you sell produce through farmers markets, community supported agriculture (CSA) or roadside stands, earning the customers’ trust and loyalty is important. Winning customers over can take time but can be financially rewarding.
Visit VisitVermont.com to learn how working farms are taking their farming assets and creating added income. Liberty Hill Farm Inn is just one of many operations available to choose from. During your stay at Liberty Hill you can milk cows, feed calves, collect eggs, swim, tube, fly fish, hike, pick wild berries, take wildflower walks, mountain bike, cross-country ski, star gaze, rainbow watch, cuddle kittens, and much, much more.
With the exception of cross-country skiing, all these activities are possible in Louisiana. So, maybe it’s time to reconsider your farming operation to include tourism.
According to the American Camping Association, over the last five years, 84 percent of camps have added gardening activities and another 12 percent have added farm- or ranch-related activities to their schedules.
The funds will be used to continue work with local stakeholders, friends of wildlife refuges, local businesses and community organizations for developing nature-based tourism, said Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter agritourism coordinator who will serve as project leader.
Hatch believes the grant will create opportunities for employment based on nature tourism, eco-tourism, agritourism, cultural heritage tourism and wildlife-related activities such as hunting, fishing, bird watching, outdoor photography, canoeing, kayaking and hiking. She envisions both public and private landowners working together to create northeast Louisiana as a destination for all forms of nature based tourism.
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