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Agri-tourism and rural outdoor recreation in the US: A framework for understanding economic and employment dynamics

July 31, 2019

Agri-tourism and rural outdoor recreation are positioned at an important intersection between agricultural, natural resource, economic development and rural issues. This chapter summarizes some of the important dynamics of these sectors, including the role of land use, regional drivers, motivations for farmers and travelers, and economic impacts. As a means to illustrate several key points, highlights of several case studies, papers and reports about rural outdoor and agricultural tourism are summarized. To conclude, a research agenda for those interested in the role of tourism to rural economies is framed.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Agri-tourism and rural outdoor recreation in the US: A framework for understanding economic and employment dynamics
DOI 10.1142/9781786347091_0022
Authors Dawn Thilmany, Rebecca Hill, Michelle Haefele, Anders van Sandt, Catherine Cullinane Thomas, Martha Sullins, Sarah Low
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70211319
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center