2. Facts and Figures of Agritourism

Agritourism is the fastest growing segment of revenue for small farms in America (according to the USDA). People want to pay for experiences, and are looking for new things to do on the weekend.

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Facts and Figures of Agritourism

Only around 13% of the average American farm household will actually get their income from the farm. While some will work other jobs to foot the bills, a rising number are turning to agritourism to provide what their farm is not bringing in otherwise.

Interestingly, the very fastest growing sector of farming revenue for small farms is the field of agritourism. That is according to the United States Drug Administration and...they should know. A survey five years back indicated that the average agritourism revenue is a $25,000. In California, there were over 700 farms doing 50,000 grand a year. Agritourism in the state of Georgia and Hawaii is growing and many other states have reported great strides in the industry which benefits the entire state and... the entire country!

The Travel and Tourist business in America brings in about $947 billion per year.

Around 8.1 million people are employed in the Travel and Tourism field. In 49 of the 50 states, tourism is in the top ten industries bringing revenue into the state. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 147.9 billion in taxes and revenues are drummed up all because of the travel and tourism that takes place within each of the states. The benefit of agritourism is huge to everyone, not just those who work in the field.

There are around 11,600 who have gone on record to state that they would like to return labor in turn for lodging on a farm. There are currently 1300 farms in 50 states across the nation where this trade might be workable. It is economical for both the farmer and those who do the labor in order to stay on the farms. Some such stays are for one single night and others are long term.

A company that builds mazes made known that they are steadily building more each and every year due to the popularity of them. The company expects to build 220 mazes this year which is up 20 mazes than last year’s numbers.

Not only are owners of agritourism businesses profiting greatly in many cases, they also hire people who make an income from it. And they support the community by spending their money within it, paying taxes and even by encouraging those around them to have agritourism based businesses or by allowing vendors to sell from on their property. It’s a win-win all the way around because agritourism is flourishing which is good for America in general.

There are definitely perks to running an agritourism business or we would not be seeing such an increase in them. We can also be sure that there are the down sides too such as liability insurance. But, in doing the math, it is clear to see by the facts and statistics that agritourism is one hot commodity.