DENVER (AP) — Colorado is looking to agricultural tourism to boost rural economies.
A statewide strategic plan to be released Friday by the Colorado Tourism Office and the Colorado Department of Agriculture provides a three-year road map for the development of the state’s agritourism industry.
The strategic plan emphasizes industry education and public awareness. A report recommends the Colorado Tourism Office develop a peer mentor program and host regional roadshows to spotlight their products and offer training. Agritourism can include farmers markets, corn mazes, farm-to-table dinners and farm-stay holidays
The agritourism plan will be presented at the Southwest Tourism Summit in Durango.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)