agritourism http://wkms.org en Tennessee Agritourism Visitors Spent More Than $34M in 2012 http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-agritourism-visitors-spent-more-34m-2012 <p></p><p>A new study of the Tennessee agritourism estimates that its economic impact in the state more than doubled between 2006 and 2012. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers estimate visitors to Tennessee agritourism operations in 2012 spent more than $34.4 million directly and more than $54.2 million total. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:39:56 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 33219 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Agritourism Visitors Spent More Than $34M in 2012 Winter Gardening Tips and Pennyrile Agritourism http://wkms.org/post/winter-gardening-tips-and-pennyrile-agritourism <p>UK Extension Horticulture Agent Kelly Jackson in Hopkinsville visits with Sounds Good Tuesday, December 11, 2012, first to talk gardening, second to describe what businesses in Todd, Trigg, Christian, Caldwell &amp; Lyon Counties are part of the Pennyrile Region Agritourism Association, Inc., which was formed in 2007 to promote and market farms, wineries, distilleries, orchards, galleries, and other entities in these areas which welcome visitors.</p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:58:50 +0000 Kate Lochte 25568 at http://wkms.org Winter Gardening Tips and Pennyrile Agritourism Drought Impact on Kentucky Agritourism Still Unknown http://wkms.org/post/drought-impact-kentucky-agritourism-still-unknown <p>It could be next year before Kentucky agriculture officials will know how much drought affected state agritourism. Visits and tours of working farms peak in August, September and October, but drought has caused some farmers to scale back their events, like corn mazes and apple picking. State Agritourism Director Ben Shaffar says some Kentucky farmers realize as much as a 200 percent revenue boost from agritourism activities. But until the season ends, Shaffar can’t say what the numbers will look like this year. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:07:30 +0000 Angela Hatton 23001 at http://wkms.org Drought Impact on Kentucky Agritourism Still Unknown