Operating an agritourism enterprise can be very rewarding but as with any business venture, proper planning is necessary. Popular examples of Illinois agritourism businesses include: wineries, orchards, farm markets, vineyards, hunting clubs, bed and breakfasts, pumpkin farms, berry patches and more! Since individual operations all have their unique attributes it is important to do a thorough assessment of available resources, personal experience, opportunities and challenges to insure the greatest likelihood of success.
This website contains information concerning business development issues, marketing, liability and planning that pertains to both start-up and expanding agritourism operations. Also included, is an “Ask the Expert” link that will act as a clearing house to put interested agritourism entrepreneurs in touch with local, regional and state resources that can provide the information necessary to answer questions important to YOUR specific situation.
Central Illinois TourismDevelopment Office
700 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701