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Agritourism Creates Rural Bounty

Chuck Zimmerman

Rural BountyThere is real bounty in rural America and Jane Eckert knows it. I’m happy to help spread the word.

Today, I think, marks a turning point in the agritourism industry. After more than a year of research and development, Eckert AgriMarketing has created a North American single source agritourism website, www.ruralbounty.com. The site is available for member listing to promote the rich bounty of our farms, ranches, wineries and farmer’s markets.

The directory will allow all agritourism operators to list their farm fresh products, activities, lodging, dining, events and much more. However, I need your help in spreading the word about this new site.

While the state and farm associations also have websites, Rural Bounty is meant to be a North American directory for the consumer and media to find us whether they live near or far. So here’s how you can help. If you have a regular method to communicate with your members, I would appreciate you informing them about this new website opportunity or passing this email along to the appropriate person.

There is a $45 annual cost to join, however, if farms register before July 31, 2008 they will get 18 months for the price of 12. Each member will have a full page listing with a description of their business plus an extensive listing of products and services. All information is completed online and can be updated with a user password.