Agri-culinary tourism subject of workshop

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Thinking about the opportunities in combining local food, farms and tourism? This win-win for local farmers and businesses will be the subject of the upcoming workshop open to Kenosha County residents on Agri-Culinary Tourism scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at VDB Organic Farms in Delavan.

Speaker Ann Dougherty of Learn Great Foods will discuss setting up culinary tours, and the economic benefits of culinary tours for local businesses, including farms, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and other local businesses. Additionally, she will discuss criteria and checklists that one needs to develop in order to manage a successful agri-culinary tour; marketing and promotion ideas; and how culinary tourism has changed in the last decade.

Costs to attend the program are $35/participant. In addition to the educational program, a local food dinner will be included with the registration fee. Please do consider registering early as the program is limited to 50 partipants.

To request a brochure or for more information contact Kirsten Jurcek with Town and Country RC & D at 920-342-9504 or and Peg Reedy at 262-741-4960 or or Rose Skora at 262-857-1945 or The brochure is also available online at:

This program is being sponsored and organized by UW Cooperative Extension, VDB Organic Farms and Town & Country RC&D with funds from the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Program (GLCI) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

UW-Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA. To ensure equal access, please make requests for reasonable accommodations to any of the above-mentioned persons.


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