Covid relief fund seeds agritourism enterprise

An AGRITOURISM business development program designed to help Tasmanian farmers, food producers and existing agritourism businesses explore and embrace new agritourism opportunities to diversify, value-add and connect with visitors, has been launched in the state.

An AGRITOURISM business development program designed to help Tasmanian farmers, food producers and existing agritourism businesses explore and embrace new agritourism opportunities to diversify, value-add and connect with visitors, has been launched in the state.

The program made possible through grant funding by the Federal Government under the Recovery for Regional Tourism program is an initiative of the $1 billion COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund. The Tasmanian Government is delivering it in partnership with Tasmania’s four regional tourism organisations, including Destination Southern Tasmania (DST).

The project began with a series of half-day field days across the state, which provided the opportunity to learn more about agritourism and the support offered through the Opening the Gate program. They brought together agritourism specialists to share their knowledge and provide participants with a chance to learn from the experiences of local producers who have already developed agritourism as part of their farm business.

The field days were held in Hamilton, West Ridgley, Longford and Lebrina, Grove and Swansea.

If you want to learn more about the Opening the Gate program, visit www.agritourismtasmania.com.au

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