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Webinar 2: Employee Hiring, Orientation and Training

Your agritourism operation is the attraction your customers drive to experience. But your employees can make it or break it for your customers and ultimately for you. As an agritourism owner, operator or manager, you will not want to miss this webinar focused on hiring the right employees then making sure they have a full orientation and training before they begin interacting with your customers:

  • Hiring the Right Person
  • Behavioral Interviewing
  • Training Your Employees for Success at Your Farm
  • What Should be Included in an Orientation
  • Retraining Long-Time, Seasoned Staff

Monday, October 2, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Register Today! 

GAA Member Discount: $0       Non-GAA Member Fee: $25

Webinar 3: Safety on the Agritourism Farm

An agritourism operation is a working farm that invites the public to experience their food or goods as it’s grown, harvested, and/or eaten. Farms naturally have an increased safety risk with large machinery, animals, chemicals (even the organic ones), trucks…you name it. When you add the public you are adding a whole new level of safety risks. This webinar should be appropriate for agritourism owners, operators, managers and employees as it will overview aspects such as:

Importance of Planning

  • Building safety
  • Security
  • First Aid and Training Employees
  • Animal and Public Interactions
  • Severe Weather Actions (hello Hurricane Irma!)
  • Child Safety
  • Documentation, documentation, documentation

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Register Today!

GAA Member Discount: $0       Non-GAA Member Fee: $25

 

Member Marketing Opportunity

Georgia Agritourism Association has been given the opportunity to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown marketing program to promote corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and Christmas tree farms in Georgia from September – December 2017 with WSB-TV Channel 2 ATL website, Facebook and Instagram. The cost is $100 per commodity promotion.  The deadline for Pumpkins is September 1, and the deadline for Christmas Trees is October 1. The deadline for Corn Mazes has already passed.

For more information and to sign up, visit http://georgia-agritourism.org/Georgia_Agritourism_Association_Online_Marketing_Program_Partnership_with_Georgia_Grown .

 

THANK YOU
to all the attendees and sponsors who made the 2017 Georgia Agritourism Annual Conference a big success! 

Powerpoint Presentations from the conference are posted on the Education page. 


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Agritourism in Georgia thriving!

Barn doors and roadside fences are open to welcome visitors looking for locally grown foods, seasonal fairs and festivals, farmers markets, wine tastings, guided hunts, breath taking scenery, delicious dishes, authentic gifts, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality! We invite you to share in Georgia’s agricultural bounty and learn more about the farmers, vintners, ranchers and fishermen tending to our lands and waterways. Adventure and homegrown fun await you!

AGRITOURISM is a unique experience that combines traditional agriculture with tourism. The Georgia Agritourism Association is the official voice of this exciting combination.  The Association is an Agritourism Operator led 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation.

 

Member Benefits

The Georgia Agritourism Association is the united voice of the agritourism industry in Georgia. Member Benefits include:

  • Being your voice and advocate for political, insurance, tax, zoning, labor, and other unique issues relating to agritourism.

  • Members Only Facebook page for private, fast discussions with other agritourism operators.

  • Creating and providing educational and networking events designed to better prepare you for success.

  • Educating and promoting agritourism to the general public, legislative leaders, tourism professionals, and supporting industries.


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Plan Your Agritourism Adventure

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Member Spotlight

Our Member Spotlight this month features Southern Belle Farm in McDonough!
Read more about them here .

2017 Organizational Sponsors