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.

Winter Gardening Tips and Pennyrile Agritourism

Dec 11, 2012

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 & 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.

Drought Impact on Kentucky Agritourism Still Unknown

Oct 9, 2012

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.