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Ok, since what we do in the Agritourism business is partly about entertainment,  and since we’re talking about using animals in our venues, there is nothing more entertaining than watching goats interact with people and with each other. If you’ve ever had goats or watched goats, they have a simple ignorance about them that kind of reminds me of the “class clown” that you went to high school with...

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You have to admit, just the title sounds fun! Corn cannons have become one of the most common attractions at all kinds of venues and they have taken on...

The Corn Cannon

You have to admit, just the title sounds fun! Corn cannons have become one of the most common attractions at all kinds of venues and they have taken on.

It is easy as small business owners to get tunnel vision or a jaded perspective on what our guests want, what is working well, and where we need to improve...

Survey Says...What Do Your Guests Think?

It is easy as small business owners to get tunnel vision or a jaded perspective on what our guests want, what is working well, and where we need to improve.

Agritourism Ideas | 10 Keys to Providing an Outstanding Customer Experience at your Agritourism Venue

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As Agritourism owners, our goal should be to improve upon our product and services every year. This post will talk about tips on how to do that more effectively. Let's have the best year ever in Agritourism!

Best. Year. Ever.

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Agritourism burnout can not only impact the success of your business, but all areas of your life.  It is important to take steps to ensure that you have enough “fuel in your tank” to make it through the season with a smile on your face (even if it is fake sometimes).  When burnout sets in, the negative impact will be felt all the way down to the guests that visit your venue.  Here are some tips to help avoid Agritourism burnout.

7 Tips to Avoiding Agritourism Burnout

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For many of us that run fall agritourism businesses, we have discovered the significant impact that selling pumpkins can make to our bottom line.  In this article, we'll talk about the reasons that you should be selling pumpkins, selling & pricing strategies, growing vs. buying, and more.

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Back when I was growing up, spending a lot of money on birthday parties was not the norm. Birthdays were typically a family time at home or if it was a milestone birthday, we might even have been able to invite a limited number of friends and play some games in the yard. Boy has that changed! I am constantly amazed at the amount of money that gets spent on birthday parties these days even when it is for a baby turning 1 who will never remember any of it. It seems that having a party...

In case you missed it earlier this year, read our post about the value of adding birthday parties to your Agritourism business.

In case you missed it, here's one of our previous blog posts: 10 Keys to Conducting Safe Hayrides at Your Agritourism Venue

10 Keys to Conducting Safe Hayrides at Your Agritourism Venue

Having a photoshoot at your venue can be a great way to generate extra revenue AND the picture they take home with them can be a great marketing tool. For this week's blog post we are featuring an article titled, "Scream and Say Cheese!" by Alexis Abare and Benjamin Selecky of Haunted Farms of America. Abare and Selecky put together a great list of things to consider for a Haunted Farm Photoshoot; however, most of these tips will apply to any farm photoshoot!

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Let’s continue talking about your traffic flow and look at the layout of your venue. Safety is a crucial factor when it comes to evaluating our policies and procedures, so we need to evaluate any safety issues when it comes to how vehicles enter, exit and travel throughout your property.  Traffic Flow  As I shared before, at one of our locations we were looking for a feasible way to redesign the flow of traffic. One of the biggest drawbacks to the existing design forced our guests to...

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There are different ways we can charge for things we offer at our Agritourism venues from charging for each of the activities we offer, to a gate fee that includes everything, or somewhere in between.  Sometimes our property layout helps to dictate which option will work best.  Here is what we have found to be the pros and cons of each.    A La Carte We did this with our first venue.  Anyone could come and enjoy being on our farm and never actual spend any money if they chose not to part...

Pricing Models for Fall Agritourism Venues

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