Agritourism topic of free workshop

Published 8:48 am Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WAVERLY—A free workshop titled “Agritourism: It’s More Than a Farm Tour” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Prince George Electric Cooperative, 7103 General Mahone Highway in Waverly.

Participants will gather information on agritourism possibilities, liability issues, marketing strategies, Sussex County ordinances related to agritourism and electronic media as a marketing tool.

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Virginia Tourism Corporation in partnership with Sussex County Office of Planning and Zoning are sponsoring the workshop.

Participants must register by Friday, Feb. 18, by calling Kelvin Wells at the Sussex County Virginia Cooperative Extension office by calling 804-834-1309 or by email at

For more information on agritourism programs, contact Dr. Martha A. Walker, Virginia Cooperative Extension, at 434-766-6761 or by e-mail at