Agritourism benefits agriculture in San Diego County
AuthorsRamiro E. Lobo
George E. Goldman
Desmond A. Jolly
B. Diane Wallace
Wayne L. Schrader
Scott A. Parker
Authors AffiliationsCounty Director, UCCE San Diego County; CE Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; D.A. Jolly is Director, Small Farm Center, UC Davis; County Director, UCCE San Diego County; County Director, UCCE San Diego County; S.A. Parker is Program Representative, UCCE San Diego County.
Hilgardia 53(6):20-24. DOI:10.3733/ca.v053n06p20. November 1999.
Agricultural tourism (also known as agritourism and agrotourism) can have significant benefits for farmers and communities in the agricultural-urban interface of San Diego and other metropolitan counties. Results from a visitor study indicate that agricultural tourism has substantial economic impacts on local economies. In addition, agritourism provides opportunities for diversification and economic incentives for growers, promotes economic development and helps educate the public about the important contributions of agriculture to the county's economy and quality of life.
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