The Agri-Tourist, My Journey Back to Agriculture

The Agri-Tourist, My Journey Back to Agriculture

Agritourism involves travel, entertainment, adventure and agriculture, but, at its core, agritourism is really about connecting and educating. Join me to learn from experienced agritourism farmers and entrepreneurs, and help me build my future farm strategy.

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May 20, 2024 37 mins

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Farmers represent less than 2% of the US population.  Women farmers represent 35% of that 2%.  That’s quite  a small number of women farmers in the US.  Shelby Watson-Hampton grew up on a farm in Maryland. She describes the family farm as” a living, breathing entity of its own - the touchstone - the gathering place, the solid center of home for many”.   She later helped her family transition the land from a n...

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My journey back to agriculture and farming began when I started my podcast interviews a few months ago.  I am an accounting major turned marketer.  I transitioned from a 14-year career in corporate america to owning a small marketing consulting business for over 18 years, all while raising three kids. I owned a vegetable and sunflower farm for a few years in between - the one part of my career and life that g...

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Emma & John Hoel own Peacefield Farm Sanctuary in Gainesville, Florida, just going on 5 years now. Before selling their house and moving from city life in Minneapolis, they took the time to volunteer at a local farm sanctuary to ensure that this is something they really wanted to commit to, as owning a farm sanctuary or any type of animal rescue is an every day, all hours of the day commitment.  The answe...

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Taste the Moka Origins lemon ginger chocolate bar and you'll experience real chocolate for the first time.  On this episode of The Agri-Tourist, meet social entrepreneur Jeff Abella, Co-Founder and CEO of Moka Origins.  Learn how his vision for the company was born in Cameroon, Africa and how it has evolved into the growing, socially responsible company it is today.

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