Agritourism Aficionados:

We are pleased to share that Brandon University is offering a winter session course entitled Rural Tourism with a focus on Agritourism. And, the general public is invited to attend the first hour on select dates and agritourism topics!
As part of this course, a series of guest speakers involved in the agritourism industry, will be sharing their expertise with the Rural Tourism class participants in Room I35 Brodie Building, Brandon University Campus.
The general public, including farmers, Open Farm Day hosts and community economic developers, is invited to sit in for the first hour to hear the guest speakers present from their perspectives. These agritourism experts will be presenting on Thursdays for approximately one hour (1:40-2:40) on the following dates and topics:
• Jan. 17 Agritourism: A Route to Diversification: Understanding Agritourism Markets; Louise Stitt, Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch http://www.pumpkinfun.ca/
• Jan. 24 Cultural Tourism: Authenticity, heritage – Susan Proven, Fairmont B & B, heritage farmhouse B & B, and sheep operation http://www.bedandbreakfast.mb.ca/listing.php?id=fairmount
• Jan. 31 Festivals and Events Tourism – Harvest Moon Festival case study http://www.harvestmoonsociety.org/festival/
• Feb. 7 Cuisine and Winery Tourism Dora Friesen, Integrity Foods, On-farm bakery experiences, Pizza Night http://integrityfoods.ca/
• Mar. 14 Nature-based Tourism – Direct marketing of agri-food products and experiences Kim Shukla, Stonelane Orchard; farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture (CSA) http://www.stonelaneorchard.com
You can call for more information to the Course Instructor, Dr. Doug Ramsey, 204-571-8514 or email: ramsey@brandonu.ca
Consider this your invitation to attend the Agritourism sessions in Room I35, Brodie Building.
Watch for more information on an Experiential AgriTourism Study Tour, Thursday, March 21st in the Brandon vicinity. A $20 fee includes bus transportation to agritourism farms, lunch and learning materials. Pre-register by calling the AgriTourism Line at 204-821-5322; space limited.

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