12 Things to Consider When Starting an Agritourism Business

Agritourism is a business venture on a working farm, ranch or agricultural enterprise that blends entertainment, education and tourism to provide a fun, exciting and memorable experience for people of all ages. Because it is a business, structure the venture using the same guidelines you would for any other bricks-and-mortar or online business.

Most agritourism businesses are diversifications of existing businesses. If someone has a farm, he or she may open the farm for educational field trips for children. The farm may have a pumpkin patch, a U-pick operation or a Christmas tree plantation. Landowners
with a pine plantation may consider building a cabin in the woods for overnight stays that include horseback riding or fishing in a pond.