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2023 NAFDMA Convention & Expo
NAFDMA's Agritourism Convention and Expo features dozens of spectacular speakers & seminars, inspiring site visits & fun excursions, hands-on learning opportunities, and a wide variety of industry-focused exhibitors.
Anderson Farms has worked hard to develop and implement their farm’s Theming & Branding.
Join us to get an in-depth understanding of the education they received and their lessons learned with regards to creating the authentic barnwood country feel that is illustrated in all aspects of the farm including:
Anderson Farms is Colorado’s Largest Fall Family Entertainment Destination. Started in 1997 by Jim Anderson, the farm has grown to include Oliver tractor-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a 25 acre corn maze, barrel trains, pedal karts, jump pads, playgrounds, farm animals, field trips and more. After dark, guests can rent private campfires and go through Terror in the Corn, rated Colorado’s #1 haunt by ScareFactor.com. In 2021, Anderson Farms added U-Pick Sunflowers, giving guests an opportunity to wander through 15 acres of sunflowers and pick a bouquet to take home.
Anderson Farms is located in Erie, CO.
After you’ve made it through your 2022 Fall season, what better way to celebrate successes and discuss frustrations than to do so with your peer agritourism operators. At this event, we will focus on the adjustments made and the lessons learned throughout your entire 2022 operational experience.
Some topics we will address:
- What worked well/didn’t work as expected?
- Staffing fulfillment - what was learned with regards to the hiring & engagement process?
- What new experiences will be maintained and/or adjusted for next year?
- Timed Ticketing and/or Combo Passes - what were the benefits or struggles?
- Customer Engagement – Tips for maintaining positive relations with your guests.
- Tips for maintaining and/or enhancing financial and emotional prosperity for 2023.
For over 90 years, Tuttle Orchards has welcomed visitors to their farm to receive top-quality produce and authentic agricultural experiences. They have been family-owned and run for four generations, ever since our first apple trees were planted in 1928.
The farm is open to guests all year round, with special activities, produce, food, and more! Their passion for local produce, agricultural education, and family history is what makes Tuttle’s unique, as they consistently strive to discover new opportunities to serve their community.
Tuttle Orchards is located in Greenfield, IN.
First round of scholarship applications closes November 1!
Browse our resource page for connections, vendor links, and educational materials to enhance your agritourism adventure. This industry is strong when we work together.
For over 35 years, NAFDMA's foundation has been steeped in education.
Whether from our peers' personal experiences in agriculture and agritourism, or from the best practices taught by leaders and mentors in the industry, NAFDMA members continue to benefit and prosper from the most current and reliable information.
The Education Center is consistently updated with upcoming Webinars and Online Roundtables and hosts examples of peer contracts and documents as well as an informational archive of audio and video recordings garnered from the most enticing educational sessions.
Should you need help locating exactly what you're looking for, or desire information not yet contained in the Education Center, please feel free to contact Jeff Winston directly for assistance.
The Education Center is a Members Only benefit.
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