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2024 Agritourism Summit

Summit: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Pre-Summit Farm Tour and Soirée at Farm Club: Tuesday, May 7

If you’re a Michigan farmer, municipal official, agritourism business or other community leader with an interest in rural entrepreneurship and economic development, this groundbreaking event is for you. The intent is to share information and best practices while cultivating conversation and communication. 

May 7th Pre-Summit Farm Tour (space limited to 45 individuals) and Welcome Soirée - SOLD OUT
The Pre-Summit Farm Tour will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2024, and includes visits to multiple agritourism operations in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties:

The tour includes round-trip coach transportation, lunch at 9 Bean Rows, and on-site food and beverage samples. The Farm Club Welcome Soirée features two complimentary drink tickets, appetizers, and networking. 

May 8th Summit
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Hagerty Center, 715 E Front St., Traverse City
The Agritourism Summit Agenda includes:

  • Why Agritourism? Stories from Across the Region
  • Economics of Farming: A Changing Agricultural Landscape
  • The state of agritourism in Michigan: State and Regional Trends
  • The role of Michigan Right to Farm Act and Farm Market GAAMPS in Agritourism
  • Keynote: Collaboration and Connectivity in Agritourism
  • Municipal Examples: Planning and Zoning for Agritourism’s Elusive Form and Function
  • Navigating the Regulatory Corn Maze: Peer-to-Peer Learning and Engagement
  • Agritourism: What is Needed for Success, Removing Barriers, and Navigating the Maze
  • Resources to Support Growers

Agritourism Summit includes one day of learning and networking, lunch, and refreshments.

Register to Attend:
Join us in May in Traverse City to help cultivate the future of agritourism in Michigan.
Choices for registration; complete details and agenda can be found at the link below:

Pre-Summit Farm Tour & Farm Club Soirée + Agritourism Summit

May 7 & 8
Early Bird

Regular Price



Agritourism Summit

May 8
Early Bird

Regular Price

Pre-Summit Farm Tour + Farm Club Welcome Soirée May 7 $125 $150
Agritourism Summit + Farm Club Welcome Soirée  May 7 & 8 $135 $175

Early registration ends April 15 for all events


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

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