Gulf Coast Agritourism and Ecotourism Business Development Conference Nov. 4-6 in Milton

October 1, 2014

blueberries2Conference geared for agri and eco tourism businesses

The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa, would like to invite agriculture and eco-tourism providers to the 2014 Agri/Eco-tourism Business Development Conference on November 4-6, 2014. The meetings will be held on the 5th and 6th. 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 similar business startups 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 agritourism and ecotourism.

The keynote speaker, Eric Eckl, will address stimulating 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 in Milton Fl., 8974 Tomahawk Landing, Milton, Fl. 32570. The conference begins at 9 am Nov. 5 and 8:15 am Nov. 6, 2014. Conference registration is $25.00, to register go to:

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.