Agritourism Development


Agricultural tourism is a commercial enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agricultural plant conducted for the enjoyment or education of visitors, and that generates supplemental income for the owner.  Agritourism can include farm stands or shops, U-pick, farm stays, tours, on-farm classes, fairs, festivals, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, winery weddings, orchard dinners, youth camps, barn dances, hunting or fishing, guest ranches, and more.

The Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development, working with county-based Cooperative Extension agents, provides technical assistance for emerging and existing agritourism operators.

Current Projects

Pee Dee Regional Agritourism Initiative

Contact: Blake Lanford

Catawba Regional Agritourism Initiative
Contact: Ben Boyles

Statewide Agritourism Programs

Contact: Dave Lamie