Agritourism Winter Conference set for February

The Fourth Annual Agritourism Networking Association Winter Conference will be held Feb. 18 and 19 at the City Hotel and Bistro on Greenville Boulevard in Greenville. The conference is designed for agritourism entrepreneurs and others who may be interested in starting an agritourism venture.

A reception will be held Feb. 18, and there will be seven workshops on Feb. 19. Keynote speaker Lynn Minges, assistant commerce secretary, will talk about “Marketing Rural Tourism in North Carolina.”

The workshop topics include “Planning for Success,” “Grassroots Gumption: Persuasion and Public Policy” and “Agritourism Farms — What Flies and Flops.”

For information on registration fees and forms, go to http://www.ncagr.gov/agritourism, or call Martha Glass at (919) 733-7887, ext. 276.

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