Info about promoting your Michigan agritainment operation
When you decide to open your farm to visitors as an agritainment operation, you want visitors to find you. For information about promoting your agri-tourism business in Michigan visit:
- Michigan State University – https://www.canr.msu.edu/agriculture/
Michigan Agritourism Associations
- Michigan Agri-Tourism Association (MATA) – https://www.michiganfarmfun.com/
- Michigan Apple Committee – http://www.michiganapples.com/
- Michigan Christmas Trees – https://mcta.org/
Michigan county convention and visitors bureaus, commissions, tourism offices and regional associations may also list your agritourism operation:
- Pure Michigan – all Michigan counties
- Southwestern Michigan Tourism Council
- Western Upper Peninsula CVB
- Allegan County Tourist & Recreation Council
- Alpena Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
- Baraga County CVB
- Battle Creek/Calhoun County CVB
- Benzie County Area CVB
- Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
- Charlevoix Area CVB
- Cheboygan Area Tourist Bureau
- Clare County CVB
- Coldwater Country CVB
- Flint & Genesee CVB
- Gaylord Area CVB
- Experience Grand Rapids
- Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB
- Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau
- Iron County Tourism Council
- Jackson County CVB
- Kalamazoo County CVB
- Keweenaw CVB
- Lenawee Conference & Visitors Bureau
- Livingston County CVB
- Manistee County VIsitors Bureau
- Manistique Tourism Council
- Travel Marquette
- Monroe County CVB
- Muskegon County CVB
- Newaygo County Tourism Council
- Presque Isle County
- Sanilac Tourism Association
- Shiawassee County CVB
- Tourism Association of Dickinson County Area
- Wayne County Tourism
University of Illinois Extension
Agritourism operations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin can be added to U of I’s online directory. Click the category below that matches your farm and fill in the requested information. Submissions will be reviewed by staff. The site lets visitors print your agritourism listing so you’re easy to find.
- Strawberry Farm – you can list all products: u-pick, pre-pick, other
- Pumpkin Farm – you can list all products…pick your own, roadside, market, wholesale, other
- Apple Orchards – you can list all products…pick your own, roadside, market, wholesale, other
- List the products available
- Open Dates/Times
- Notes – Remember to add the activities you offer
Spend some time on the Internet and see if potential visitors can find you. If they can’t find your farm, visitors won’t be able to enjoy the day with you.
- Many cities throughout Michigan also have visitors bureaus that may offer online listings or downloadable activity guides.
- Local Chambers of Commerce provide another way to promote your agritourism operation.
- Connecting on social media lets visitors know when your agritourism business is open for their enjoyment.
- In addition to these options, you may choose to list your farm in commercial agritainment listing websites. Many directory sites offer free listings, while some are paid. Free sites often have click-based advertising or sponsor advertising to help defray the expense of maintenance and provide income to the web developer. Be sure to take the time to contact the web owner to see if you’re a good fit.
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