Strategic Marketing Conference - Getting Started in Agritourism

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University are offering a hands-on event to help prepare farms in New York, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets using Agritourism.

The speakers from around the state will present on the first day, Sept. 20th, providing tips on how to start an Agritourism business, develop this enterprise while sharing information from a variety of businesses covering: farm stays, wedding venues, farm-to-table restaurants, and you-pick operations. On the second day, Sept. 21st, the participants will have the option to join a bus tour to several Agri-tourism farms in Western New York and learn from the owners about their successes and challenges in starting this complex industry. 

Registration begins at 8:30am on Sept. 20th. The cost includes materials, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sept. 20th and the bus tour on Sept. 21st.Lunch on Sept. 21st as well as hotel accommodations are on your own.Conference attendees are also responsible for their own hotel reservations.A block of rooms is reserved at Hampton by Hilton Lockport-Buffalo, refer to group code: CCE, to get the negotiated rate.Call (716) 625-6900 to reserve your hotel room.

To register for the Strategic Marketing Conference contact Megan Burley, msb347@cornell.edu or 716-652-5400x138, or online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Agritourism_214 .The registration deadline is September 17th.

This conference is funded by the Stanley W. Warren Teaching Endowment and Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.It is sponsored by CoBank and Farm Credit East with additional support provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested through Megan Burley at 716-652-5400 x138 or by emailing msb347@cornell.edu ASAP.


The cost to register is $60 for 2 full days.Farmer scholarships are available reducing the rate to $20 for two full days.


Jarmila Haseler
Agricultural Educator
(585) 753-2565


Becker Farms
3724 Quaker Rd
Gasport, NY 14067