Progress is an on-going objective. Economic Development starts with recruiting industries, tourism, access to broadband, job growth, interconnecting with local businesses, Economic Development Board, city and county officials, community leaders and Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on these and other related topics, contact information or to view our upcoming events calendar, visit the Franklin County Extension office’s Economic Development page.
Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.
U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.
Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!