Department of Agriculture launches ‘Arkansas Agritourism’ website

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The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has added Arkansas Agritourism to the multi-platform website that includes the Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Farm to School websites. This collaboration connects consumers to local food, farm to school programs, and agritourism within the state and can be accessed through the following links:

aragritourism.com

arkansasgrown.org

arfarmtoschool.org

“Agriculture impacts every citizen in every community throughout our state,” said Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward. “This collaboration offers unique opportunities for producers, schools, and agritourism destinations to connect with one another and form partnerships that have positive, long-lasting impacts on our communities, state, and visitors.”

The connected website offers many features, including user-friendly interactive maps of Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Made products, school gardens, local procurement, farms, and agritourism destinations across the state. The site enables school nutrition directors and farmers to find each other and connect on one website platform with a simple click on the home page.

With the addition of this new site, Arkansans, schools, and producers can search the multi-site platform for those who participate in Arkansas’s agritourism industry. The website enables schools, farms, and agritourism destinations to create profiles and customize listings to include information on the local products they buy, sell, or showcase. Listings on this website are free for schools, farmers, and producers.

“Arkansas Agritourism Association is proud to be part of the collaborative and looks forward to working with farmers and schools to build the growing opportunities for agritourism within our community and state,” said Grace Pepler, president of Arkansas Agritourism Association.

The Arkansas Agritourism Association also has a section within the Arkansas Agritourism website for farmers and producers to learn more and join the state’s association for agritourism.