- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
The blog appears on examiner.com, billed as "The insider source for everything local." Writer Dana Nichols, who has the good fortune of working from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., notes that many people have already participated in agritourism without knowing it by visiting pumpkin patches, tasting wine at a vineyard or purchasing fruit at a U-pick farm.
In the post, she quoted the UC Small Farm Program's definition of agritourism: “Agricultural tourism is a commercial enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agricultural plant conducted for the enjoyment or education of visitors, and that generates supplemental income for the owner."
Unfortunately, Nichols perpetuates a common misconception by attributing all the information she gleaned about calagtour.org to UC Davis, an easy thing to do since that's where the Small Farm Program is located. But it doesn't help spread the word about the good work of ANR's specially funded statewide Small Farm Program.