Why join the NC Agritourism Networking Association?
Membership means you are connected to professionals for engagement, education and resources.
Being a member of the North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association shows the visiting public that you are committed to excellence, safety and best practices on your farm. You’ll be able to work with industry professionals to stay abreast of current trends and changes in the agritourism landscape.
The North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association is the leader for farms welcoming visitors.
Dedicated and involved Executive Board, District Directors and industry-related Advisors
Advisory and collaborative support with the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
-Agritourism Marketing Specialist, Annie Baggett
-Agribusiness Assistant Director, Ron Fish
Collaborations with local government (commissioners and elected officials) and municipal interaction on issues important to agritoursim farmers
Co-writes grants or seeks partnership support from aligned organizations to benefit agritoursim farms
Mike and I were some of the first members several years ago. There were only a few members then. We are amazed how the association has grown and the fantastic resource it has become. Now the next generation of our family is active in the NC ANA.
-Rita Long Stepp, Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard (Hendersonville, NC)
We promote active learning through annual meetings, conferences, farm tours, virtual events and networking.
First-rate Annual Conference with exceptional Farm Tour and relevant/informative session topics helpful for the aspiring, beginner or seasoned farmer
Member discounts on NC Agritourism Bus Tour and Conference Registration
Partnerships with non-profit organizations and private industry to increase the value of N.C. Agritourism Networking Association’s brand
Continuing educational opportunities for farms welcoming visitors
Flat Farmer Educational Initiative targeting 4th grade classrooms
My husband and I have been members for years. We have learned so much from the farm tours and conferences. We have met so many amazing, welcoming and genuine people through the association. We always look forward to the annual conference and farm tours.
-Wendi Johnson, Dewberry Farm (Kernersville, NC)
Join the collective voice of agritourism farmers on key issues and initiatives
Marketing/Advertising opportunities through our website, NCDA&CS, www.VisitNCFarms.com and state wide media contacts and stakeholders
Access and participation in data-collection and research studies with NC A&T State University and NC State University on industry topics and needs
Gain wisdom and insight from agritourism farmers who share very similar interests and concerns about welcoming visitors to the farm
Opportunity to purchase weather durable metal Agritourism Warning Liability signs at a discounted rate. Receive two free paper grade signs with new membership
Leverage a partnership with TS Design of Burlington for USA Cotton/NC made t-shirt cooperative buying program