Testimonials: The New Agritourism

Testimonials: The New Agritourism

“Having been a horticulturist and extension agent working in direct marketing and agritourism for over 30 years I found this book by Barbara Berst Adams to be a refreshing glimpse into the new agriculture that is emerging across this continent, and around the world. The young people getting into farming today are looking at doing things differently, and that involves getting their customers back to the farm. I found her writing to be inspiring and I would encourage farm operators and new entrants to agriculture to immerse themselves in this eloquently written overview, of what I hope the new millennium in agriculture will be.”
– Brent Warner, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture

“The New Agritourism offers lucid explanations, real life examples and cases, supported by beautiful photos. Adams’ book takes the reader on an exciting yet relaxing journey, showing step-by-step how to establish and run an agritourism business.”
– Erdogan Koc, Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2008

“The New Agritourism is the new authority for making your small farm work. Learn to beat the big guys at their own game by making a natural small farm that will draw crowds and bring fun and profit to your farm. An exciting book that will become a small farm classic.”
– Jere Gettle, Owner, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

“The author has based this book both on her personal experiences
at farm events open to the public and on far-ranging
research—we think she has covered essentially all of the possibilities
for agritourism (including some ideas we hadn’t heard
about before, such as hosting professional chefs). But probably
the most important chapters of the book are those on making a
business plan, legal considerations, and promotional activities.
We expect that reading The New Agritourism would greatly enhance
the odds for successful establishment and operation of
an agritourism business.”
– HortIdeas, July-August, 2008