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Agritourism Best Management Practices and Plan of Operation
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Best management practices are suggested practices that an agritourism professional can use to minimize risks in an agirtourism enterprise.These best management practices can be used in the plan of operation under “suggestions to minimize risks.”

Plan of Operation
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An agritourism plan of operation is a planning document that assists agritourism professionals in complying with La R.S. 9:2795.5 to reduce agritourism liability.

Agritourism Blog
Please visit the Agritourism blog for more information about agritourism in Louisiana.

Bayou Bartholomew Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners
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This one-day tri-state workshop is designed to show landowners how to earn additional income from their farm or ag land, recreational property or timberland. Experts will talk about revenue potential, conservation ecosystem enhancements, liability issues, agritourism, Farm Bill opportunities and carbon payments. See brochure for registration information.

The Louisiana Agritourism Connection September 2014
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include the agritourism limited liability law and workshops around the state.
What is Broadband [Image: Prezi]
High-speed (broadband) Internet connections are being made available to rural areas of Louisiana, and the LSU AgCenter is preparing people to take advantage of this resource through an educational program called Connect My Louisiana. “What is Broadband?” is the first class in the series and will cover various types of broadband, explain connection speeds, and where to find broadband in your area.
Louisiana Market Maker
Louisiana Market Maker course packet
Connect My Louisiana Teaching Team
List of the Connect My Louisiana teaching team
Self-Paced Learning of Market Maker [Image: Self-Paced Learning]
Louisiana Market Maker is an exciting Web-based marketing tool providing links between agricultural producers and potential buyers of food products. In addition to a searchable database of markets and growers, Louisiana MarketMaker also contains a wealth of demographic and business data to help agricultural producers identify potential markets for their products. This is a step by step presentation on how to get your business on the Louisiana Market Maker site.
Agritourism Workshop in Hammond [Image: Agritourism Workshop Brochure]
This one-day workshop will provide landowners, agritourism operators and tourism officials with information on how to start, grow and market a tourism venture on agricultural lands. Experts in the field will share their success stories. See brochure for registration information.
The Agritourism Connection, June 2014
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include: Thornwell’s designation as the Yellow Rail Capital of the World, online registration for farmers markets, Louisiana Direct, international tourists, Annie’s Project, school field trips, pizza gardens and making the connection between classroom and farm.
Introduction to 3D Printing
A basic introductory session that provides an overview of 3D Printing technology. Includes a demonstration, examples and cost points. The session provides an introduction into making a prototype for a business, selling items online, 3D printing items for resale, hobbyists, businesses, etc…
The Agritourism Connection April 2014
Quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include: recognition of Thornwell by Louisiana House of Representatives as the Yellow Rail Capital of the World and Home of the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival; registering farmers markets online, Louisiana Direct Seafood, international tourists, Women in Agriculture Farm Tour and Annie’s Project.
Agritourism -- a new agricultural business enterprise [Image: agritourism]
Agriculture and tourism together present unique opportunities for farmers to diversify and expand their operations. This brochure describes the steps in developing an agritourism business venture. (PDF format only)