YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
Get out and enjoy Texas agritourism!
By Gary Joiner
Agritourism is the intersection between agriculture and tourism.
This fall is a great time to enjoy pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and other activities on Texas farms.
The prolonged drought in Texas impacted many of these farms and businesses, just as it did so many other crops and livestock operations.
Unfortunately, some agritourism locations may not be open this season because of poor growing conditions. It’s the nature of Texas agriculture.
Those businesses that are open represent a great way to connect with our state’s farmers and ranchers.
Ask questions while you’re there. Find out about the hay bales you’re sitting on or the corn in the maze. Learn about the animals on the ranch or the different pumpkin varieties in the field.
It’s family friendly. With memories to last a lifetime.
Agritourism is a terrific opportunity to see a farm and ranch in action and learn more about agriculture in our state.
The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.
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