Agritourism Workshop

  • Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Manage Your Risk in an Agritourism Business!

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise the Catskills region. However, agri-tourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. Six seminars will teach participants how to manage risk, followed by a panel of successful agri-tourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan for their farm.

Attendees will learn about the following five areas of risk: legal, marketing, human resource, financial and weather/production risks. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster via online Zoom technology.

The program is sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education agency and the five Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations. The workshops take place from 10am – 2:30pm.

Date/Time Topic

  • Friday 9/28 Introduction to Risk Management; Financial Risk
  • Friday 10/5 Production/Weather Risk
  • Friday 10/12 Legal Risk
  • Friday 10/19 Marketing Risk
  • Friday 10/26 Assessing and Managing Your Human Resource Risk From Agri-Tourism
  • Friday 11/2 Agri-Tourism Panel

There is no fee to attend and participants may bring their own lunch. Please RSVP so that we can ensure that we have adequate room and resources

For more information about the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County site, contact Melinda Meddaugh at mm2592@cornell.edu.

For information about the program, contact Mariane Kiraly, Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County at mk129@cornell.edu.

Site locations:

Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County (host site) www.ccedelaware.org

607-865-6531 mk129@cornell.edu

34570 State Highway 10 Hamden, NY 13782

Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (via online Zoom technology) www.sullivancce.org

 845-292-6180 mm2592@cornell.edu

64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty, NY 12754

Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie/Otsego Counties (via online Zoom technology) www.cceschoharie-otsego.org

518-234-4303 schoharie@cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture (via online Zoom technology) www.enych.cce.cornell.edu | emh56@cornell.edu

Highland Research Lab, 3357 State Route 9W, Highland, NY 12528



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Beth Johnston-Groth
Administrative Assistant II
(845) 292-6180 Ext. 100


Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754