Author: Jim Champion, via Wikimedia Commons

  Officials in Christian County are awaiting the results of a study aimed at assessing the economic impact of agriculture in the area.

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.