June 9 (2 – 3pm) – Agritourism in Florida: Examining the industry from a policy and producer point of view
In a state that saw $89.1 billion in tourism spending in 2015, over 100 million tourism visitors that same year, and consistently leads the southeastern U.S. in farm income, it’s no wonder that the agritourism market in Florida presents a worthwhile business endeavor. While agritourism is not a new niche in the Florida travel industry, it has been coined as one of the state’s fastest growing business ventures. Simply put, agritourism is any agricultural activity that provides the general public with recreational, entertainment or educational value. It includes many activities such as fishing, winery and vineyard tours, corn mazes, and plantation tours just to name a few. The PIE Center is pleased to welcome Adam Basford, Florida Farm Bureau Director of State Legislative Affairs, and Kelly Mosley, Owner and Operator of Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Clay County Florida, for the June session of the Easy as PIE webinar series. Mr. Basford will speak on policy as he has been directly involved in supporting agritourism through legislative processes. Some of his topics include the history of Florida’s agritourism law, liability protection, and government oversight. Ms. Mosley will share her background story and how she got involved in an agritourism business, the lessons she has learned about successful management of her business, and the vast possibilities of agritourism. We hope you will be able to join us for this session!
Adam Basford, Florida Farm Bureau Federation- Director of State Legislative Affairs
Kelly Mosley, Amazing Grace Crop Maze- Owner and Operator