Facts Agritourism

Facts

  • There are approximately 437 agritourism businesses currently listed in our online inventory. This is believed to be only a fraction of the businesses in Texas.
  • Some of the activities offered by agritourism businesness include:
    • farm tours for families and school children
    • day camps
    • hands-on chores
    • self-harvesting of produce
    • hay or sleigh rides and
    • overnight stays in a bed and breakfast
    • corn maize
    • Christmas tree farm

Market Data:

  • The 2007 USDA census data shows that the 23,350 survey respondent farms produced $566 million in total farm income.
    • This is approximately $24,239 per farm
  • Nationally, income per farm from agritourism has doubled since 2002
    • the largest farms involved in recreation—those with at least 1,000 acres—have the highest per farm median recreational income at $4,000
    • Medium size farms—those with 250-999 acres—report the smallest recreational income at $2,500 per farm.
  • Among all farms reporting recreational income, the household net worth of farm operators with recreational income is higher than average, with a median net worth of about $794,000 versus $457,000 without recreation.

The following are in PDF format:

  1. Agritourism Online Resources Fact Sheet (PDF)
  2. Agritourism Marketing Fact Sheet (PDF)
  3. Best Management Practices Fact Sheet (PDF)
  4. Agritourism Risk Management Liability (PDF)
  5. Agritourism Zoning & Health (PDF)
  6. Agritourism Associations (PDF)
  7. Agritourism Success Stories (PDF)

Example Information

  • Find Texas AgriTourism Operation
  • La Copita Ranch – Texas A&M University System Research and Demonstration Ranch Offering Tours

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