The Visit NC Farms Mobile App directs tourists and locals to farm destinations that are open to the public.
The Visit NC Farms app has the potential to benefit agritourism and rural economic development within your community, by drawing residents and tourists to farm destinations.
In 2016, our state saw nearly 10 million daytrippers. Those visitors do not spend any nights away from home, but travel at least 50 miles one-way. Furthermore, they are increasingly interested in rural and agricultural activities. There are significant social, economic and environmental benefits to promoting Agritourism in your community.
The pilot project was launched in Orange County last fall. It is our goal to expand the number of farm listings to at least 10 counties by July 2018. To do that, we need support from county decision makers such as yourself.