NAFDMA Weekly Harvest
Second Round of Agritourism Benchmarking
Now Open for Premium Members
We offer Premium Members a way to compare, contrast, and measure themselves financially against others in the industry using an easy to navigate member platform.

How it Works:
We have created groupings based on the survey results and incorporated different relevant categories of measurement. With your anonymous reporting, you can “interrogate” the data in real time to determine the best decisions for your farm compared to others in your group...or in other groups.

Data Drives Decisions!
Each month there is an Agri-Trends report that blends both context and strategy to the results and provides you the insight you need to make better business decisions.
Supplier Spotlight
Kim Ayers  |  Producer/Equine Specialist
Leavitt Recreation has the knowledge to help protect your business and guests. They offer coverage that is a great fit for corn mazes, pumpkin picking, petting zoos, and more. They serve farms and businesses nationwide. As a member of NAFDMA, with personal experience in agritourism, their agent Kim Ayers is vested in your success and safety. They can tailor an insurance policy that protects you, including:
  • General Liability
  • Property
  • Equipment - Tractors, Hay Wagons
  • Commercial Umbrella
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Workers Compensation
Industry Headlines
Jan Vala made everyone feel 'like you were her best friend'
Hundreds filled a pavilion and surrounding grounds at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard on Thursday to celebrate the life of Janniver Vala, the late matriarch of the Gretna agritourism giant that attracts visitors far and wide each fall ...

Run through this giant corn maze just outside Montreal all month
Forget is not exaggerating when they call their cornfield “giant” as it spans the area of over five football fields (3.5 hectares). With all that real estate, the farm manufactured two mazes; a shorter one that takes about 20 minutes to solve ...

Vermont receives nearly $500k to help sugarmakers market products
Vermont is receiving nearly half a million dollars in federal grant money to help market various maple products from the state. The Agency of Agriculture said federal agriculture officials funded six applications nationally, including one ...

Governor Lamont Announces Launch of ‘Full Color Connecticut’ Campaign Promoting Fall Tourism Season
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Office of Tourism is launching a new fall marketing campaign to promote safe travel and fuel the Connecticut tourism industry’s continued economic recovery from the ...

Government Bringing Innovation to Agriculture
The Government of Barbados, in its quest to modernise the way business is being done, has been undertaking innovative approaches, especially in the agriculture sector. The Hon. Indar Weir, Minister of Agriculture and ...

Colorado orchard restoration project preserves history of apples
The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project can be described as many things: an agricultural project, an economic development project, a history project — even an apple scavenger hunt. Jude and Addie Schuenemeyer founded MORP in 2014 ...

Blue Farm Chips
Blue corn tortilla chips add festive color to any meal, but the robust, nutty taste of blue corn has a pop of flavor that enhances salsas, dips and entrees. Heath experts also cite blue corn as having more protein than common yellow or ...

Food preservation class is presented by CEOS
The Hancock County Community Educational Outreach Service held its final food preservation class, “Freezing and Dehydrating,” on Sept. 1. Part of the ongoing series “From Garden to Pantry — Preserving What You Grow,” the class was ...
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