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
Wishpets is a leading designer and manufacturer of plush toys for the Gift and Souvenir Market.They offer:
  • Extensive variety of plush toys
  • Regional-focused products
  • Customization options to meet your needs.
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
Agritourism in Alberta foothills expanding to diversify, share ‘passion and expertise’
Producers in Alberta’s foothills region are shifting their businesses to incorporate agritourism. A study conducted by Foothills Tourism suggests the area and historical agriculture is at risk without the transition ...

New agritourism farm in Greenbrier County teaches young people about where their food comes from
A new agritourism farm is in Lewisburg is hoping to educate kids about how their fruits and vegetables end up on the dinner table. The Hanna Farmstead hosted their grand opening last weekend. Jade Napier is one of the co-owners of the ...

Hunterdon County Board Approves Interactive GIS Agritourism App, 'Hunterdon Harvest'
The board of county commissioners approved continuation of the mapping (GIS) application for the “Hunterdon Harvest Initiative,” a free, interactive web mapping application, sponsored by Hunterdon County, which will aggregate information ...

Exploration Acres opens new sunflower maze
Exploration Acres has a new activity for guest to enjoy this year; a sunflower maze. 
Every fall season the farm opens for a variety of family-fun activities, including the well-known corn maze. Now Exploration Acres has created a 10 acre field ...

This boozy corn maze might just become your new favorite fall pastime
Corn mazes are the type of wholesome entertainment suitable for the whole family as fall comes to Columbus. So let’s add some wine into the mix to spice thing up.
The Wine Craze Corn Maze, hosted by Van Buren Acres in nearby Licking ...

Natural play space coming to Oak Point Farm
Oak Point Farm’s diverse natural features provide many great benefits to the Boothbay region, including offering the ideal setting for BRLT’s growing educational outreach. One of Boothbay Region Land Trust’s strategic focus areas is ...

How to Manage On-Farm Stress in the Coming Busy Season
The trees and grass in the Midwest continue to maintain their bright shades of green. But, before long, the leaves will begin to turn brown and make their way to the ground. Any seasoned Midwesterner knows this as a signal of the ...

Green Barn Berry Farm a Labor of Love for Family
A family potato farm turned berry farm has been green with growth for more than 60 years. The Green Barn Berry Farm in Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, began as a labor of love for the grandparents of current owner Robyn ...
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