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Vacationer Supported Agriculture (VSA) connects farmers to tourist through NC State Extension agitourism.

Jul 22, 2022

From Farm to Vacation Rental Table

In several counties around the state, out-of-town visitors can participate in a farm-to-stovetop program called Vacationer Supported Agriculture. 

group of students doing a wolfpack sign with their hands

Mar 19, 2020

Students Learn Plenty Despite Shortened Study Abroad Trip

Despite having their spring break study abroad program cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students and staff said it’s a learning experience they’ll never forget. 

Farmer in overalls and cap discussing his poinsettias

Dec 19, 2017

Grant Helps Farmer Develop a Christmas Destination

Kevin Gray has Christmas trees galore on his farm, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias. 

Woman holds a goat as families look on.

Dec 7, 2016

Apply Now for 2017 Women in Agritourism Workshop

An upcoming conference offers North Carolina women in agritourism the chance to meet other operators and build a statewide network of support, fellowship and education. The application deadline is Dec. 15. 

Oct 16, 2014

Lee County corn maze honors Extension centennial

Gross Farms in Lee County has joined N.C. Cooperative Extension’s centennial celebration this fall. Guests to their agritourism operation can make their way through a 15-acre corn maze cut in the shape of Extension’s centennial logo. 

Aug 12, 2010

Webinar series brings agritourism education

Tourism Extension specialists at N.C. State University attracted nearly 250 participants to a spring webinar series on agritourism. Dr. Samantha Rozier Rich and Dr. Stacy Tomas, along with Sue Colucci…