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Tim Duff makes maple syrup

From Tree to Bottle: Maple Syrup & Agritourism

Dolores Neill and Alan Wolf visited Highland County in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia from more than three hours away for the 60th Annual Highland Maple Festival last March. Over the course of two days, Neill and Wolf toured seven sugar camps where producers collect sap from maple trees and boil it down to create […]

Christopher Nesbitt at the Tropical Agriculture Conference

Tractor Time Episode 22: On Assignment, the Tropical Agriculture Conference in Belize

Today, we are broadcasting from Belize, specifically, Belmopan, Belize, at the inaugural Tropical Agriculture Conference. We first met one of the organizers, Beth Roberson, a Belizian farmer, in Columbus, Ohio, last year during our annual conference.

The corn maze at Sweetfields Farm is designed, cut and maintained by the owners to keep costs down

Corn Mazes as Profit Generators

“If you build it, they will come.” Several years ago, these words seemingly fell upon the ears of John Kondilis-Hashem, an ambitious young farmer whose skills have graced Bella Organic Farm since 2008. With an eye for business prosperity and a hand for organic cropping, Kondilis-Hashem keenly studied the methods through which neighboring farms were […]

A local artist attracts the attention of two young farm visitors during a lavender farm's summer festival.

Agritourism: Tips for Getting Started

Agritourism as an additional revenue stream for the farm can be tempting for some. Possible experiences for farm visitors may include education about farming such as sheep-shearing demonstrations, entertaining activities such as gourd-painting classes, or simply the opportunity to observe the crops and animals on a working farm. Visitors can range from the local community to […]