The UF/IFAS Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa would like to invite agritour and ecotour providers to the 2014 Agri/Eco-tourism Business Development Conference on November 5-6, 2014. The conference is geared for businesses wishing to enhance and develop their offerings.
Owners, operators and employees of u-pick operations, fresh produce markets, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, wildlife/bird watching, paddling, camping, fishing, etc. tourism businesses or those considering starting a similar business are invited to attend this event.
The conference will be an exciting blend of informational sessions, hands on activities, and an opportunity to explore local agritourism and ecotourism businesses. The conference will provide important information for new business startups as well as long established companies in the field.
The keynote speaker, Eric Eckl, will provide information on messaging and direct marketing campaigns. Other topics in the educational program include: starting a business, liability, local success stories, liability, staffing, benefits, & healthcare.
The conference will be held at Adventures Unlimited at 8974 Tomahawk Landing, Milton, Florida 32570. The conference begins at 9 am Nov. 5 and runs through the afternoon of Nov. 6, 2014. Conference registration is $ 25.00, to register go to: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/agritourism-ecotourism-conference/
For more information on the 2014 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference, contact Chris Verlinde (850) 623-3868 or Carrie Stevenson (850) 475-5230.