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.
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Industry Headlines
A Haunted Farm 2.5 Hours From Montreal Will Bring Your Worst Nightmares To Life This Fall
If you're a fan of haunted houses and horror, and you're already thinking about Halloween, then get ready for FrightFest. At the end of the month, the annual event returns to Saunders Farm, just two-and-a-half hours away from Montreal ...

Meet the Black Farmers Making Agritourism the Next Big Thing in Travel
Black Soil KY is about bringing Kentucky’s Black farmers back to their roots. And to do that, Smith’s created a variety of experiences and events for travelers to meet these farmers, to broaden their reach and exposure. These are a mix of rural ...

Sheep walks offered at Berks County Swarts Roadside Stand
When Corriedale’s sheep, Narcissus, was separated from her, two-year-old Emma Sculpino carefully grasped the rope halter. The air was slightly muddy as it threatened to turn fog rain into rain. Narcissus knew little about where she ...

Tourism Squamish launches innovative program for tourism entrepreneurs
A tourism development program aimed at sparking and supporting innovative new tourism ideas in the Sea to Sky region was announced today by Tourism Squamish, Destination BC, the Tourism Innovation Lab and a number of local partners ...

Saratoga Springs Public Library partners with Pitney Meadows farm on new storywalk for families
After completing the new storywalk at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 4-year-old Zoe Hwang offered a succinct and supportive review. “It was great,” she said. “Because the story is kind of fun.” ...

Food Waste Start-up Agricycle Global Raises $2.4M Seed Round
The Spoon
Agricycle Global, a food and agriculture waste start-up based in Wisconsin, announced this week that it has raised a two-part seed round totaling $2.4 million. The round was led by MaSa Partners and CSA Partners, with participation from ...

The buy local boom of the pandemic bottoms out in 2021
Last year, Larry Daugherty had no problem selling 53 whole hogs. He couldn’t keep bacon and other popular meats in stock. It would sell as soon as he got it home from the butcher. Daugherty runs Heritage Farms, in McClellandtown, ...

The Blossoming of Hard Ciders in Minnesota
“Orange creamsicle? Huh…I’ve gotta try that.” That’s not what we expected to hear after setting a six-pack of regional ciders on the counter at Zipps Liquors, including a couple smoothie-inspired selections from the Fargo-based cidery Wild Terra ...
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