News Release Distributed 08/28/14
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter will offer an agritourism workshop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Hammond Research Station.
Participants will hear from experts about how to create an agritourism venue, attract visitors and market their business, according to Dora Ann Hatch, AgCenter agritourism coordinator. The workshop also will include a presentation on how to become a certified agritourism operator under the 2008 Louisiana Agritourism Limited Liability Law.
The event will conclude with a tour of Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch in Albany, which is about 20 minutes from the station.
Registration is $15 per individual or $20 per couple before Oct. 20, or $20 per individual and $25 per couple the day of workshop. Lunch is included, but transportation to the pumpkin patch is up to individual attendees.
The workshop is sponsored by the AgCenter, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and Tangipahoa Master Gardeners.
For more information or to register, contact Hatch at 318-927-9654 or DHatch@agcenter.lsu.edu.