According to Christopher Grant, founder of AgritourismWorld.com, a website dedicated to helping city slickers find working farms and ranches to visit, agritourism is one of the fastest-growing trends in U.S. travel.
Working farms and ranches are defined by Grant as any land-based farm or business open to the public, such as fish farms, alpaca ranches or apple orchards.
He says the folks who are most likely to gravitate towards agritourism are people bored with cushy resorts or amusement parks, and the stinky manure smell associated with farms is a real selling point for some vacationers.
But even the smell of cow poop isnt the main reason why vacationers venture towards agritourism. Grant who runs an alpaca farm in Ithaca, New York says many of his visitors are more interested in finding out about our lives, rather than the animals.
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