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Yolo County Agritourism Professional Development Workshop

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A professional development workshop for agricultural and tourism professionals, agritourism leaders and government staff and officials
When Nov 14, 2017 08:30 AM to
Nov 15, 2017 05:00 PM
Where UCCE Yolo County, 70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695
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Event: Teaching and Supporting Agritourism Workshop

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Dates: November 14 - 15, 2017

Times: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day

Location: UCCE Yolo County, 70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695

Dear agricultural or tourism professional,

Would you like to assist farmers and ranchers in your region develop and promote successful agritourism enterprises on their farms or ranches? If so, please keep reading!


We invite you to apply to participate in a FREE two-day Professional Development workshop offered by agritourism trainers and expert partners at University of California Cooperative Extension and funded by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (Western SARE).
This training will provide interactive, hands-on sessions with tools, resources and individual consultation for developing agritourism workshops and other support activities for agricultural producers in your region. Content will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by producers in establishing and marketing agritourism operations.

See: Workshop agenda

More detailed description of the program:
In two different California regions (San Diego and Yolo Counties) we will offer a 2-day tour & workshop to 25 selected participants at each workshop.

  1. Interested agricultural educators, tourism professionals, agritourism organization leaders and municipal and county staff will be selected to participate through an application process. Applicants will be asked about their plans for implementing the training received, and will be selected based on the seriousness of their intentions.
  2. Travel expenses will be available for 12 agricultural educators participating in each workshop. Other professionals will also be invited to participate, bringing the full number of participants in each workshop to 25.
  3. Day 1 will be a bus tour of three agritourism operations with demonstrations and talks on successes and challenges of agritourism by the farmers hosting each visit. The tour will be followed by a group discussion of the operations visited.
  4. Day 2 will be interactive presentations by experienced trainers on agritourism planning issues. The topics will include: deciding if agritourism is right for you, permitting and regulations for agritourism, business planning, liability, safety and emergency planning, creating a marketing strategy, and collaborating with community partners.


The Yolo County ”Teaching and Supporting Agritourism” Workshop will be November 14 - 15, 2017. The first day will feature a tour of Capay Valley Farms offering agritourism, including discussion about agritourism development with the host farmers. The tour will leave from and return to the UCCE office in Woodland. The second day will be a full day participatory workshop in Woodland with local experts.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number EW17-012. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Event Details

When Nov 14, 2017 08:30 AM to
Nov 15, 2017 05:00 PM
Where UCCE Yolo County, 70 Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695
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