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20 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Episode #59 - Dr. Dawn Thimany from Colorado State University
Today we have Dr. Dawn Thimany from Colorado State University on the show with us to talk about CSU's brand new Agritrouism Management Certification program. We hear about the practical ways this certification will prepare someone for entering the world of Agritourism or how it will take their operation to the next level.
28 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Episode #58 - Evergreen Creations - Aaron Burakoff
Aaron and Farmer Alma going to give us an update about some really exciting new products they have developed since we had them on the show back in 2016. And they have been busy. Get ready to sing along with Farmer Alma and don’t miss the end of the podcast to hear about a brilliant idea that combines technology with education and includes powerful marketing benefits mixed in.
25 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Episode 57: Liberty Mills Farm - Kent Woods
Today we talk with Kent about the advantages and disadvantages of having a very large corn maze as your main attraction.
22 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
Episode #56 - Daniel Russo from Calico Cottage
Today we have Daniel Russo from Calico Cottage and we are talking fudge! We all know the power of making homemade food in view of our guests to see and smell. Calico Cottage has proven to be a great turnkey and profitable addition to Agritourism Venues from all over North America and beyond. They have been around for over 50 years and are the gold standard for the most delicious fudge anywhere.
35 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Episode #55 - Susan Dell'Osso from Dell'Osso Family Farm
Today we talk with Susan Dell'Osso of Dell'Osso Family farms out of Lathrop CA. This venue has it all included a location that most of us could only dream about but they have taken full advantage and have some really creative things to draw the over 250,000 people every October!
23 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
Episode #54 - Justin Wendzel from MyPassTracker.com
Today we have talk with Justin from My Pass Tracker.com about the use of season passes at your venue. The benefits of having season passes and how my pass tracker will help you manage what can sometimes be an administrative nightmare.
38 minutes | Apr 2, 2018
Episode #53 - Decoding Social Marketing with Hugh McPherson
Today we have Hugh McPherson from Maize Quest on the show with us again. Hugh is one of the more sought after Agritourism speakers on the maze conference circuit and runs a very successful venue of his own that includes many different facets of Agritourism including a huge fall venue, a U-pick operaion, a winery, CSA, and more! He recently spoke at NAFDMA on the topic of Social Advertising Decdoded. The response was overwhelming so he has turned this into a course that is available to everyone. I am huge believer in the course material and strategies that Hugh presents and I think you see why I am excited about this content as you listen to this interview with Hugh
38 minutes | Mar 23, 2018
Episode #52 - Mayfield Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
We talk with Michael Mayfield from Mayfield Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch out of Athens TN.
26 minutes | Sep 15, 2017
Episode #51 - Cooper's CSA Farm from Zephyr Ontario
Today we have a conversation with Steve Cooper from Coopers CSA Farm out of Zephyr Ontario. We talk about how his CSA operation got its start, how and why he added other Agritourism activities and some lessons he has learned along the way.
28 minutes | Aug 23, 2017
Episode #50 - Rodney Miller from Buford Corn Maze
Today’s guest is not only an Agritourism owner but is also the co-host of a popular TV show that is all about small towns in rural America. We are talking with Rodney Miller from Buford corn maze out of Buford GA. We talk about his interesting life journey, and what I think has been a huge key to his Agritourism success.
32 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Episode #49 - Robert Foster from Cedar Hill Farm
Today we are talking with Robert Foster from Cedar Hill Farm out of Love Mississippi. We talk Paintball, Laser Tag, Civil War reenactment, and how he has dramatically increased the number of guests he can handle for his haunted venue.
22 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
Episode 48 - Dan Baumgardner from Adams County Winery
Today we are talking with Dan Baumgardner from Adams County Winery. We have had venues on the show before that have added a winery to their operation but this is the first time we have had a venue on where the winery is the centerpiece of their agritourism business. We learn about how they added other attractions and services to their winery business over the years to get more guests out to their farm each year.
23 minutes | May 30, 2017
Episode 47 - Rob Houchens from Cold River Mining
Today we are talking about gemstone mining with Rob Houchens from Cold River Mining Company. This is one of those centerpiece activities that will help your Agritourism venue to stand out from the competition and has the potential to help significantly increase revenue. This is an activity like the corn cannon or jumping pillow where onlookers can’t help but join in as they see what is being found and the fun being had.
26 minutes | May 11, 2017
Episode #46 - Matt and Shelley Colson from Country Pumpkins
Today, Matt and Shelley Colson from Country Pumpkins in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, join us on the show. Their dairy and beef cattle farm has added a successful and growing Agritourism venue to their operation. We learn about their Cotton Wagon rides, their authentic and simple pumpkin picking operation, why they price a la carte, and more.
32 minutes | May 1, 2017
Episode #45 - Jo MacArthur from MacArt Studios
We have Jo MacArthur from Mac Art Studios on the show with us. Mac Art studios is a great resource for Agritourism owners as they offer everything from consulting services to high quality and unique products from signs and printing to some unique outdoor games that your guests will love.
44 minutes | Apr 20, 2017
Episode #44 - Hugh McPherson from Maize Quest
Hugh McPherson from Maize Quest is back on the show. Hugh was our very first guest on episode 1 and he joins us again today to talk about how to work effectively. Hugh is a great communicator and a serious veteran when it comes to agritourism experience. We also talk about his Agritourism Manager Boot Camp coming up soon that will streamline the way you manage employees and have a serious impact on your business and your stress level.
29 minutes | Apr 11, 2017
Episode 43 - Jake Walling from Escape Maze
We talk with Jake about how they have transformed their farm in Peterborough, Ontario, into a multi-faceted escape game venue including an outdoor adventure game that will not only attract those that are looking for a great outdoor activity, but has proven to attract schools looking for creative & educational field trips for the older classes. We discuss many ideas that can bring in revenue during the off-season for your Agritourism business.
27 minutes | Feb 23, 2017
Episode 42 - Katie Colony from Colony Pumpkin Patch
We talk with Katie about Zombie Paintball, great sponsorship ideas, and more!
25 minutes | Jan 12, 2017
Episode #41 - Artie Cole from ARC Innovations and Exeter Corn Maze
We talk with Artie about all the great things Exeter Corn Maze has to offer for their guests and how he has increased attendance by 40% each of the last 4 years. Artie started his own company, Arc Innovations, and they offer affordable and quality Agritourism products that include everything from Zombie Paintball Trailers to Pumpkin Cannons, a 12-foot ear of corn photo OP and more.
34 minutes | Jan 5, 2017
Episode #40 - Casey Scarlett from Autumn Acres
We talk with Casey about their success with getting sponsors, their Scout Ag Adventures programs, how they kick off each season with a unique and exciting event, and much more!
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