Kansas Agritourism Program

Kansas Agritourism - where tourism meets agriculture!

Agritourism combines traditional agricultural practices with unique experiences for visitors. Kansas agricultural producers realize the benefits of tailoring their operations to tourism. Tourists enjoy visiting Kansas farms, ranches, and wineries as well as participating in the rural lifestyle. These activities provide lifelong memories for tourists and additional revenue for Kansas farmers who host them.

Agritourism attracts tourists who participate in activities on a working farm, ranch, or at a lodge, outfitter, winery, or other agricultural operation. These activities might include outdoor recreation, activities educational experiences, or opportunities to shop, dine or stay in Kansas, all while supporting Kansas agricultural producers. These activities help to sustain the rural way of life and keep more producers on our Kansas lands. 

Agricultural Businesses may not always equate to agritourism operations. To learn more about becoming an agritourism location, take a look at our Kansas Agritourism Manual or contact Kelsey Wendling, agritourism program Manager, to see if your operation is suitable for the program.

About Kansas Agritourism

The Kansas Agritourism Promotion Act was signed into law in 2004. The purpose of the act is to promote the growth of the agritourism industry in Kansas.

BARN Grant

The Barn Adaptation and Restoration Needs (BARN) Grant Program is designed to assist in the revitalization of old barns within the state to support and create new agritourism operations throughout Kansas.

Getting Started

Proper planning is the key to starting a successful business. This checklist can serve as a guide for planning.


Kelsey Headshot

Kelsey Wendling Agritourism Manager