Growing Rural Tourism Opportunities
Agritourism is an important industry in rural states. Assisting rural operators to design and develop on-farm or ranch experiences to attract some of the more than 645,000 visitors to the state to their businesses has became an important educational program for the NDSU Extension Service. North Dakota's experience provides an example of how Extension can provide the educational programming and applied research necessary to help facilitate growth and sustainability in the rural and nature-based tourism industry.
Tweeten, K., Leistritz, L., & Hodur, N. (2008). Growing Rural Tourism Opportunities. The Journal of Extension, 46(2), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss2/4