About Us

AGRITOURISM is a unique experience that combines traditional agriculture with tourism. In Georgia, agriculture and tourism are our state’s top two economic generators. The combination of the two promotes all areas of Georgia, rural and urban, and encourages tourists to explore Georgia's farms and agribusinesses.

For the past several years, the Georgia Agritourism Association represented: growing rapidly and looking for new opportunities to serve its customers. While this is still true, the 2017-2018 Board of Directors voted in February 2018 for this assoication to transition their membership to Georgia Grown membership, in efforts to streamline our member's involvement with ag-related organizations, be financially responsible with our membership dues and to find a group with the ability to market our members.

This transition will allow us to continue, by advocacy, education, networking and marketing, facilitate and create new economic growth opportunities for its members (and the state of Georgia) through increased agritourism and profitable agribusinesses by: enabling, supporting, and promoting Georgia’s agritourism enterprises; educating and informing its constituents on the value of agritourism; and encouraging the highest standards of hospitality and business practices. Agritourism in Georgia is Georgia Grown fun!

This transition is taking place in spring 2018. Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact 2017-2018 GAA president, Caroline Lewallen.

Definition of Agritourism in Georgia:

Agritourism is operators, managers, landowners, landlords and tenants in shared tenancies, who is a producer of an agricultural commodity(s) and allow the public to visit the working agricultural operation for the purposes of experiencing, including but not limited to, education, entertainment, relaxation, hospitality, shopping and dining.