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Agritourism and Financial Risk Series

  • Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program invites you to a FREE series of workshops on managing your financial risk from agritourism.  

The series will be hosted at the Hudson Valley Lab, 3357 Route 9W in Highland, NY.  Feel free to bring your own lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Please RSVP so that we can have ensure that we have adequate room and resources:  REGISTER NOW 

Classes and topics are listed below.  For all event details and registration visit the ENYCHP event page at  

  • Friday 9/28:  Introduction to Risk Management; Assessing and Managing Your Financial Risk from Agritourism
  • Friday 10/5:  Assessing and Managing Your Production/Weather Risk from Agritourism
  • Friday 10/12:  Assessing and Managing Your Legal Risk from Agritourism
  • Friday 10/19:  Assessing and Managing Your Marketing Risk from Agritourism
  • Friday 10/26:  Assessing and Managing Your Human Resource Risk from Agritourism
  • Friday 11/2:  Agritourism Farmer Panel

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. These lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. 

The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan.

This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab (3357 Route 9W in Highland).  

The program is sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education agency and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware, Otsego/Schoharie, and Sullivan County and the Eastern NY Commercial Hort. Team. 




Hudson Valley Research Lab
3357 US Highway 9W
Highland, NY 12528