Agritourism

Kansas Agritourism--where tourism meets agriculture!

Agritourism is a unique experience that combines traditional agriculture with tourism. Kansas agricultural producers are realizing the benefits of tailoring their operations to tourism. Tourists enjoy visiting Kansas farms, ranches and wineries and 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.

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Agritourism businesses in Kansas have been around for a number years. It is only in recent years that this industry was given an official name and strategically promoted to tourists.

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