Doing Business 3/06/08

Producer/host: Jane E. Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Agritourism

What do you see as agri-tourism activities – and what do you do or offer?
How does agritourism fit into your farm plan?
How do you answer the question, ‘can my business be an attraction for visitors?’
When you conducted your research, what was the profile of the owner of an agri-tourism business? are they ‘old’ businesses?

Guests:
James C McConnon, Jr., Business and Economics Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono ME 04473-5741; 207-581-3165; jimm@umext.maine.edu; www.umext.maine.edu/topics/home.htm

Matthew Pellerin, Crop systems planner/fieldworker, Treworgy Family Orchards,
3876 Union St., Levant, ME 04456; 207-884-8354;
Matthew_Pellerin@umit.maine.edu; www.treworgyorchards.com

Robin Treworgy Pellerin, Ice cream shop manager, Treworgy Family Orchards,
3876 Union St., Levant, ME 04456; 207-884-8354;
Robin_Pellerin@umit.maine.edu; www.treworgyorchards.com