Washington isn’t exactly a rural state, though it does have its fair share of farmlands. More farmers are profiting by incorporating some form of agritourism to their business. This form of tourism is on the rise. Agricultural businesses around the Spokane region may benefit by expanding their business to include tourist attractions.
What Is Agritourism?
Visiting a farm is a novel experience for urbanites. These people pay to see livestock and even partake in day-to-day activities, such as grooming a mare or milking a cow. Agritourism is a rapidly growing industry; it was estimated to be a $704 million sector in 2012.
More farmers are expanding their business to accommodate visitors. This may include creating a bed and breakfast or renting out a barn as a wedding venue. Other activities for tourists at a farm include livestock petting zoos, bird and wildlife watching, and navigating through corn mazes. Continue Reading →