Agritourism workshop offered RC&D Area in Rooks County, Oct. 9

The Solomon Valley Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area Inc. is hosting the Solomon Valley Agritourism Workshop, Oct. 9.

The workshop begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Rooks County 4-H Building in Stockton. It is being sponsored in part by Rural Telephone Service Co. Inc. and the Stockton National Bank.

Agritourism is a method by which farmers can diversify their farm products and supplement their agricultural incomes.

Common agritourism activities in Kansas include family outings to pick apples or pumpkins; assisting with an authentic cattle drive; relaxing at a winery; or going on a fall hunting trip.

Ben Allen, Kansas State University, and Sarah Larison, Kansas Department of Commerce, are experts in the field of agritourism. They will be speaking about agritourism in Kansas, regulations, as well as promotion and advertising.

Shawna Oliver with Farm Bureau will discuss insurance.

A noon meal will be catered by Bigge?s Country Kitchen of Stockton. In the afternoon virtual tours will be offered of Covert Creek Lodge, Pure Prairie, and Poore Farms Labradors, LLC.

Prior to Oct. 6, a $25 registration fee can be sent to the Solomon Valley RC&D at 320 S. Sixth St., Stockton, KS 67669. Registration on the day of the event will be $30.

Registration forms are available at www.ks.nrcs.usda.gov/ news/events.html. Scroll to October, and click on the event or call the number above.

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