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"I want the family farm - the backbone of our country's heritage - to thrive and survive for future generations."

Keynote Agritourism Presentations for Tourism Groups

Agritourism Speaker and Consultant Jane Eckert Delivers Keynote Presentations throughout North America.Jane will gladly create new keynote presentations specifically for your audience, working with you to develop the content and examples based on your group's knowledge and experience. Jane is also prepared to present the following keynotes, as always, adjusting her content and examples to directly relate to your group.

Green Tourism Brings More Guests

Many traveler’s today are making their destination choices based on the eco-friendly business practices followed by your hotels and attractions.  As fellow citizens in a global world, they not only want to protect the environment—they also want to know that you are doing so also. The session today will outline some of the essential things that you can do to make your property more attractive for these guests, as well as show you examples of what others are doing so.

Agritourism expert Jane Eckert, an agritourism guru, first got interested in Green Tourism when she saw the benefit to farmers of selling more of their crops locally to restaurants.  Jane’s belief is that going green begins with eating green. She will share with you many other insights she has gained that will help make your destination more attractive to these travelers.

Growing Tourism, Country Style

Each year, millions of people flock to the country - and spend a lot of money - to experience a day at the farm. Whether they're picking their own juicy peaches, taking a wagon ride or shopping in the country store, they all want to escape the city for unique entertainment. This travel trend - called agritourism - appeals to families, seniors and even teens that come for haunted hayrides. Jane Eckert, expert on agritourism and a farmer's daughter, helped turn her family farm into one of the largest tourist destinations in the St. Louis area, attracting 500,000 visitors each year! Based on her marketing success, she'll share her funny and heart-warming stories about why people love farm destinations, and even motivate you to jump on the (band)wagon!

Down to Earth Experiences: Grow Tourism Dollars

In an increasingly complex world, tourism professionals are seeing a profound growth in the number of people wanting rural experiences, especially those that let them slow down the pace and enjoy simple pleasures… a family outing to find the perfect pumpkin, walking the fields, flushing a covey of quail, and taking in the sights and sounds of the farm or ranch. Whether it’s for a day or a week, city dwellers gladly pay for these experiences, and Jane Eckert devotes herself to knowing exactly which experiences bring visitors-and their money-to your region. Using stories and photos from throughout North America, Jane shows her audience the building blocks that bring tourists flocking to the countryside.