Agritourism is a growing sector of Missouri’s agricultural industry. AgriMissouri, a program within the Missouri Department of Agriculture, partnered with the University of Missouri’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism program to conduct a survey of agritourism operators to determine the impact agritourism has on their farms as well as communities.
The study showed that over 1.2 million people visit agritourism destinations each year. Sixty-four percent of respondents indicated adding an agritourism destination to their farm increased their farm revenues significantly and 66% plan to continue increasing their agritourism offerings on their farm. Download the full Missouri Agritourism Survey or either of the two reports generated from the survey, Profile of Farms by Visitor Numbers or The Economic Benefits of Agritourism in Missouri Farms. Contact AgriMissouri at firstname.lastname@example.org for printed copies.