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Are Your Agritourism Activities Covered?

Are Your Agritourism Activities Covered?

Agritourism represents the next frontier for farms, wineries, landowners with beautiful fields, and more. The business may be as simple as a roadside stand selling fresh produce or as elaborate as a wedding venue. Either way, these ventures demand a constant stream of fresh ideas and new options to maintain the public’s interest. In these scenarios, it’s easy to outgrow your current coverage without realizing it.

Popular Types of Agritourism in Virginia

Almost any recreational activity that happens in an agricultural-like setting can qualify as agritourism. Your venture can be as unique as your farm, your location, and your own personality. Speaking with an experienced Farm Bureau agent can help you pinpoint how your activities should be categorized and covered. This list of potential agritourism activities from the Virginia Cooperative Extension includes:

- Agricultural museum and displays
- Bed and breakfast accommodations
- Bird watching
- Birthday parties
- Breweries
- Cabin pving
- Canning produce
- Corn mazes
- Corporate and group events
- Cut flowers (picking, arranging, and planting)
- Cut-your-own Christmas tree and evergreens
- Farm stores and markets
- Fee-fishing pond
- Flower arranging workshops
- Hay wagon rides
- Heirloom plant and animal exhibits
- Herb walks
- Historic reenactments
- Hunting
- Ice cream parlor or bakery
- Jam- and jelly-making demonstrations
- Participation in educational programs
- Festivals
- Orchards and pick-your-own
- Pumpkin patches
- Quilting/weaving exhibitions
- Restaurants/dining
- Straw bale maze
- Tours for children and famipes
- Weddings
- Winemaking and tasting
- Wineries