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Legislative Informational Hearing on California Agritourism

Thursday, January 23

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall room 1001
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

You are invited to a hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture that will discuss the status of agritourism in California and review the process of transitioning a farm to an agritourism destination.

Agritourism is a growing industry in California, and includes destinations as vast as Apple Hill or as small as a roadside stand or a corn maze on a family farm. Many farmers consider agritourism a way to increase their farm's visibility and supplement their income.

The hearing will feature testimony from experts including: leaders of the University of California Small Farm Program; Michelle Stephens, the Solano/Yolo Farmbudsman; and farmers who have added agritourism elements to their farms.  Panelists will explore the obstacles encountered in establishing agritourism destinations and explore opportunities for state and local governments to assist farmers considering an agritourism operation.

Live webstream available HERE.

For more information, please contact Gia Hellwig at