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Plan of Operation
Plan of Operation
An agritourism plan of operation is a planning document that assists agritourism professionals in complying with La R.S. 9:2795.5 to reduce agritourism liability.
Agritourism Blog
Please visit the Agritourism blog for more information about agritourism in Louisiana.
BMP and Plan of Operation
Agritourism Best Management Practices and Plan of Operation
Best management practices are suggested practices that an agritourism professional can use to minimize risks in an agirtourism enterprise.These best management practices can be used in the plan of operation under “suggestions to minimize risks.”
Agritourism Workshop in Hammond
Agritourism Workshop in Hammond
This one-day workshop will provide landowners, agritourism operators and tourism officials with information on how to start, grow and market a tourism venture on agricultural lands. Experts in the field will share their success stories. See brochure for registration information.
The Louisiana Agritourism Connection October 2010
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered include: upcoming November agritourism workshop, MarketMaker, culinary tourism and a look at WesMar Farms.
Agritourism Liability Law
Agritourism Limited Liability Law Fact Sheet
This fact sheet authored by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry provides an explanation of the 2008 limitation of liability law on agritourism operations (La R.S. 9:2795.5) in Louisiana.
Agritourism Rules
Agritourism Rules
Agritourism Rules published by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Office of the Commissioner
The Louisiana Agritourism Connection January 2011
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered include: online marketing, farm stays, MarketMaker, educational opportunities on the Web and the hottest trends in restaurant menus that offer opportunities for farmers.
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The Louisiana Agritourism Connection July 2012
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include: information on Curry Farms’ Second Pumpkin Growing Contest; Landry Vineyard's harvest and celebration; tips to sell produce; stories of successful agritourism operations in Vermont and Texas; and funding for nature-based tourism development in northeast Louisiana.
The Agritourism Connection, June 2014
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include: Thornwell’s designation as the Yellow Rail Capital of the World, online registration for farmers markets, Louisiana Direct, international tourists, Annie’s Project, school field trips, pizza gardens and making the connection between classroom and farm.
The Louisiana Agritourism Connection June 2013
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this edition include: Garden Fest in Baton Rouge, Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners in Zwolle, free advertising idea, Farm-to-Fork Agritourism in California, day camp ideas and things to do before fall.
Agritourism Fact Sheet Tips on Direct Marketing
Tips on Direct Marketing
This agritourism fact sheet provides tips on how to increase your direct sales through farmers markets, community supported agriculture (CSA) or roadside stands.
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Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners
This one-day workshop will provide landowners with information on supplemental income opportunities using natural resources on their land. Topics will include cost-share assistance programs; fee-based hunting and fishing; nature and riding trails; wildlife and birding; liability and legal considerations; and testimonials from landowners who are engaged in outdoor recreation. Participants can include landowners and others who would like to develop an outdoor business.
Introduction to 3D Printing
A basic introductory session that provides an overview of 3D Printing technology. Includes a demonstration, examples and cost points. The session provides an introduction into making a prototype for a business, selling items online, 3D printing items for resale, hobbyists, businesses, etc…
Optimizing Social Media
Each type of social media has a different focus, from text updates to photos and videos. What you need to do is figure out which one or how many you want to use. This presentation will give you an overview of the various types of social media out there and what each one does, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube, Pinterest and Blogs.
The Agritourism Connection April 2014
Quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include: recognition of Thornwell by Louisiana House of Representatives as the Yellow Rail Capital of the World and Home of the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival; registering farmers markets online, Louisiana Direct Seafood, international tourists, Women in Agriculture Farm Tour and Annie’s Project.
Using Social Media for Business and Personal Life
Each type of social media has a different focus, from text updates to photos and videos. What you need to do is figure out which one or how many you want to use. This presentation will give you an overview of the various types of social media out there and what each one does, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube, Pinterest and Blogs.
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Tips on Selling Flowers at the Farmers Market
This how-to article provides tips on selling flowers at your local farmers maket.
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Outdoor Enterprise Business Plan Development Workshop
Landowners who have considered an outdoor recreational enterprise as a business venture, those who would like to expland an existing operation or anyone interested in generating additional income from their property should attend this one day workshop. Land management specialists, enterprise operators, attorneys and bankers will present the facts and figures and lead "hands-on" sessions to help draft an outline of a business plan.
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