First Annual Agri-Tourism Symposium in GLOW Region
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 12:30pm - 3:00pm
BATAVIA, NY (10/23/2017) What: First Annual Agri-Tourism Symposium in GLOW Region
(Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties)
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Where: Genesee Community College - Batavia Campus - 1 College Road, Batavia NY
Who: Agricultural Community Leaders, Students, Agritourists and Everyone Else
Background: Did you know there are over 740,000 acres of farm land in the GLOW region? There are orchards, tree farms, dairy farms, pumpkin patches and now… tourist destinations? That's right!
For the first time ever in the GLOW region, industry experts, local agricultural business leaders and ag-destination operators are coming together in a Symposium exploring the exploding Agri-Tourism Industry!
All are invited to attend the symposium on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 12:30pm - 3:00pm at GCC's Batavia Campus. Keynote speaker, Sophie Winters, Ph.D. will discuss "Evolution, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Agri-Tourism" at 12:30pm. Then, panelists from Hidden Valley Animal Adventures, New York Chips/ Marquart Farms, and East Hill Creamery will share the challenges and successes they have found living the Agri-Tourism life!
The day will culminate in a "Meet, Greet and Eat" reception where the public can sample local sweet treats, talk with apple farm proprietors, breweries and more! Don't miss this sneak peek at what our amazing agriculture-rich region is growing (and harvesting) for you!
For further information and photographs, contact Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management Amy Slusser at (585) 343-0055 x 6332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.