NAFDMA Weekly Harvest
Book Your Hotel Stays by August 1st and
Take Advantage of the Reduced Rates
Gather new ideas for your farm and learn from operators and innovators in the agritourism industry.
 
Join us for two jam packed tour days featuring 10 tour stops. You will explore a variety of business models with focus areas in the following categories:
  • Production
  • Pick-Your-Own
  • Agritainment
  • Retail 
  • Hosting Events
 
Each stop will be between 1-2 hours and will provide insight on what to consider for your next season!
THANK YOU TO OUR NEWSLETTER SPONSORS
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

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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, HotelEngine.com, 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 nafdma.com and navigate to the Supplier Directory to register for savings.
July Special Pricing On Surge protectors & UPS backup systems
Make sure your business is safe in the event of a storm, power outage or surge. Invest in surge protectors and UPS backups for your systems and equipment, and the replacement batteries that run them. Now is the time to take advantage of the special pricing through the NAFDMA affinity agreement. Popular SLA format batteries are in stock. Use your account number to purchase today! Go to your closest store or login and order online.
Questions? Email member@batteriesplus.com
Industry Headlines
Maize Valley Winery in Hartville hosts national agritourism conference
wkyc.com
Bill Bakan was putting on a show for a very special group of guests here at his Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery in Hartville. He danced up a storm, motivating his audience to get involved in the show. "GO DUCKS GO!" ...

Agritourism industry sees opportunity with new website
kpax.com
Agritourism may not be a word you hear every day, but everything from your favorite farm stand to your annual pumpkin patch trip falls under its umbrella, and nowhere is agritourism as bustling as the Last Best Place ...

Urban Apples proposes agritourism destination development
youarecurrent.com
A new agritourism facility proposing an apple orchard, a cidery, a greenhouse and a goat tower was introduced to the Westfield City Council during its July 12 meeting.
The planned unit development is called Urban Apples. Because it was only ...

Grown in New York stamp of approval expands for fiber products
spectrumlocalnews.com
A new law will expand the state's Grown and Certified Program to include fiber-based textiles like wool, alpaca, cashmere, hemp and linen to receive a key seal of approval. The measure, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is meant to ...

Family offers dairy farm experience to travelers
wxow.com
A family operated dairy farm has been the backbone of the Wisconsin's dairy industry for decades. But these farms are progressively going under due to rising production costs while milk prices remain stagnant. One family in Monroe ...

Make your own bouquet, Rogersville family farm lets you pick the flowers
ozarksfirst.com
A family-run farm is allowing people to pick flowers for their own bouquets.
Jeremy and Staci Hill own the Gooseberry Bridge Farm in Rogersville. The farm has over ten thousand flowers varying in about 30 different types.

‘Sustainable isn’t a thing’: why regenerative agriculture is food’s latest buzzword
The Guardian
A pheasant struts around the Garden of Eden. The pheasant is, well, a pheasant, a male, with those long, jaunty tail feathers; the Garden of Eden is the semi-serious name given by Dan Cox, a 39-year-old chef turned farmer, to a patch of land ...

A New Generation of Farming – and Winemaking – at Taiga Farm in Ironwood
wxpr.org
In the early 1900s, thousands of settlers moved into the Upper Midwest to farm lands that were recently cutover by timber companies. Many challenges and hardships would befall these early farmers, from the short growing season to ...
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