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Agri-Tourism Workshop: Managing Your Risk
February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 15, 2019
Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise the Catskills region. However, agri-tourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. Six seminars will teach participants how to manage risk, followed by a panel of successful agri-tourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan for their farm.
Attendees will learn about the following five areas of risk: legal, marketing, human resource, financial and weather/production risks. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster via online Zoom technology.
The program is sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education agency and the five Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations. The workshops take place from 10am – 12:30pm.
Friday 1/11 Introduction to Risk Management; Financial Risk
Friday 1/18 Production/Weather Risk
Friday 1/25 Legal Risk
Friday 2/1 Marketing Risk
Friday 2/8 Human Resource Risk
Friday 2/15 Agri-Tourism Panel
There is no fee to attend. Please RSVP so that we can ensure that we have adequate room and resources. Join us for all or only one of the classes.
For more information about the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County site, contact Melinda Meddaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the program, contact Mariane Kiraly, Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County at email@example.com.