12th Annual NC Agritourism Farm Tour & Conference
February 12 – 13, 2018
Winston-Salem, NC

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Monday February 12, 2018
Farm Tour

The 12th annual farm tour is a chartered bus tour visiting five diverse farms incorporating Agritourism throughout central North Carolina. This is an all day tour with lunch included.

Kersey Valley Attractions – Archdale, NC
www.KerseyValley.com
Corn Maze, largest zipline course on east coast, pumpkins, laser tag, paint ball and haunted house.

Modlin Farm – High Point, NC
Old dance hall built by Adam Modlin’s grandfather and used as wedding/event venue and birthday parties.

Spillman’s Christmas Tree Farm – Sophia, NC
www.spillmanschristmastrees.com
Christmas Trees, wreaths, garland, stands, hay rides, school tours and giant snowman.

Sit-down Lunch Provided at:
Snyder Farms Restaurant – Sophia, NC

Homeland Creamery – Julian, NC
www.homelandcreamery.com
Dairy farm with ice cream store, bottle and sell mild and ice cream all over the triad areas and also offer school tours.

Providence Farm – McLeansville, NC
www.ProvidenceFarmNC.com
Bicentennial farm offering traditional skills classes and workshops for all ages, sustainably produced poultry products, fiber and vegetables, unique tours and events.

The Homeplace of Browns Summit – Browns Summit, NC
www.homeplacebrownsummit.com
1,000 square foot long barn converted into a wedding venue. Personal farm and event space of Commissioner Troxler.

Tuesday February 13, 2018
Conference


The annual conference is a fun-filled day of networking with other agritourism farmers, select vendors along with informational and educational topics that have sessions for beginner, intermediate and experienced agritourism farmers operators and employees.  The conference exhibits the best practices of the Agritourism Industry.  The Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Patrick Woodie, President of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center.

The 2018 State of Agritourism will be presented my Ms. Annie Baggett with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. 

A few of the topics covered are:

  • Activities & Events on the Farm
  • Customer Service, Hospitability & Employee Management
  • Event Scheduling & Presale Tickets with Farmer Panel
  • Marketing & Social Media with a “Don’t just tell me, Show Me!” Famer Panel on Analytics
  • Maximizing Partnerships with Community
  • Safe Farm Certification
  • Round Table Discussions
  • Legal & Insurance Implications with an Attorney & Insurance Agent
  • Seasonal Activities & Special Events for the Public
  • Use of Farm as Event Venue
  • Working with Vendors

This year’s conference will host a live auction at lunch to raise $$ for the North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association’s Educational Fund. If you have any items to donate please contact Chris Mills at ncana.chris@gmail.com or 919.422.0054

 

 

Link for room reservations CLICK HERE to book your room at the Winston-Salem Marriott

Winston-Salem Marriott
425 N. Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336.725.3500

The code for booking online is ANAANAA and the group name for call-in reservations is NCANA-Agritourism