NAFDMA Weekly Harvest
Second Round of Agritourism Benchmarking
Now Open for Premium Members
We offer Premium Members a way to compare, contrast, and measure themselves financially against others in the industry using an easy to navigate member platform.

How it Works:
We have created groupings based on the survey results and incorporated different relevant categories of measurement. With your anonymous reporting, you can “interrogate” the data in real time to determine the best decisions for your farm compared to others in your group...or in other groups.

Data Drives Decisions!
Each month there is an Agri-Trends report that blends both context and strategy to the results and provides you the insight you need to make better business decisions.
Virtual Learning Retreat NOW AVAILABLE
Maize Valley Sessions Include:
  • General Philosophy
  • History & Overview
  • Adding Booze to the Business
  • Alcohol Production
  • Clubs & Events
  • Kitchen 
  • Agritainment 
  • Staffing

Bonus Content from White House Fruit Farm:
  • History – Staff – By The Numbers 
  • Donuts 
  • Gift Barn
  • Grower
  • Cider
  • Bakery
  • Deli
  • Fudge
  • Cozé Coffee
  • Kids Area
  • Budgie Barn

Supplier Spotlight
Crunch Time Apple Growers is a grower-owned company made up of 147 grower-members, representing about 60% of New York State’s apple production.
Discover The Northeastern Factor.
Crunch Time apples have an amazing flavor we call the “Northeastern” factor. Cold winters and hot summers create apples that have beautiful color on the outside and a deliciously firm and juicy texture on the inside. Every Crunch Time apple is super crunchy, delightfully juicy, beautifully colored and responsibly grown.
SnapDragon. Get ready to fall in love. Monster crunch with vanilla undertones. Spicy-sweet and two-napkin juicy!

RubyFrost. Reach for Ruby! Luscious deep burgundy red, the ultimate baking apple is plump and tart!

Learn more here.
Member Savings Program
The Member Savings Program was developed in response to member feedback and offers collective buying power through a 150,000 business buying group alliance. Suppliers include Hewlett Packard, Ace Hardware, Sherwin Williams, Sunbelt Rentals, WEX Gasoline Cards, Staples, UPS,, Unifirst, Office Depot as well as over 25 other companies. These suppliers offer significant savings for members on their day to day business purchases. Members in the group purchasing alliance save an average of 20% on many expenses.

NAFDMA members can log into and navigate to the Supplier Directory to register for savings.
MSP will be announcing their newest member savings program later this month with Ariat and the Ariat Crew Program. This program will provide MSP business members with a simplified customization solution for on-the-job gear and reliable footwear. Ariat makes it easy to outfit your team in one place.
Industry Headlines
Fields of purple: How lavender could become a beautiful new crop in Missouri
Purple fields of lavender have enchanted gardeners for centuries. Ever since the Romans grew the fragrant blooms to scent their baths, and the Greeks discovered it had soothing medicinal properties, lavender has been prized among plants ...

Colorado's Ghost Towns Are Taking Over Instagram Thanks to Its Booming Wine Scene, Chic Bars, and Charming Hotels
When considering the evolution of Colorado's wine scene, The Storm Cellar co-owner Steve Steese said the state's vineyards have risen from "hidden gems to destinations." The same could be said for Colorado's Western Slope ...

201-year-old farm to open new cidery
The Kents didn’t celebrate their family farm’s bicentennial anniversary last year. They were too busy surviving the pandemic. “We did COVID for our 200th. I don’t know what we’re going to do for our 300th. Maybe an apocalypse?” joked Jim ...

Cover crop usage sets record
Most of the fields surrounding Mike Shuter’s farm in western Madison County had blossomed with corn and soybeans by early August. But one, situated next to a winding driveway leading to the farmhouse, featured much smaller and less ...

Transition planning 101: Make a plan for the family farm
Transition planning starts with facing the realities about what is happening on your family farm. “Just go ahead and own what’s happening,” said Jeanne Bernick, partner at KCoe Isom, during a presentation hosted by Indiana Agricultural Law ...

Albertans connect with their rural neighbours during Open Farm Days
Honey, bison and hops— Oh my! Another year of Open Farm Days means another year of Albertans gaining a better understanding of where the things they consume come from. Over 100 hundred farms, ranches and ...

How America’s Oyster Farms Are Drawing More Travelers than Ever
The world is your oyster—especially if you're a bivalve-loving traveler. Just ask the owners of oyster farms, seafood-slinging restaurants, and seaside communities throughout the country, as they rush to accommodate rising interest ...

Maryland AgriTourism Venture Still Trailblazing with Maze Making, Celebrating 25th Anniversary Celebration
Farming is in Teresa Summers' blood. She has spent the last twenty-five years diversifying her family's multi-generational farm into a well-established agri-tourism landmark in Maryland. Known for its mega mazes and fall festivals, Summers ...
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