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Virginia’s largest barn quilt trail runs through Greene County

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With 70 quilt images on display countywide, the Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail in Greene County is Virginia’s largest barn quilt trail and one of the largest in the U.S., according to the Greene County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. 

Fifth Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held in Roanoke

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The 2019 Virginia Agritourism Conference on April 3 and 4 will provide agritourism entrepreneurs with resources and ideas.

Monticello’s agrarian roots still growing today

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Monticello—lush lawns, stately columns and abundant agriculture. That’s right, former President Thomas Jefferson’s home was once an agrarian mecca and continues that tradition today.

Agritourism conference helps important farm sector

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Whether it’s selling pumpkins at a roadside stand or hosting weddings in a winery, agritourism is a $2.2 billion business in Virginia. Agritourism operators have the opportunity to attend the 2018 Virginia Agritourism Conference March 21-22 at the Great Wolf Lodge.

Rural farmstays becoming a Virginia vacationing mainstay

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Virginia is full of beautiful countrysides—and farms. For travelers looking to explore, disconnect and enjoy rural living, or learn more about farming, there are farm families who offer lodging or bed-and-breakfast accomodations.

Truck on over to the state’s largest tractor museum

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Walk into Keystone Tractor Works in Colonial Heights, and you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The 70,000-square-foot museum has 160 antique tractors in its main showroom, along with an antique tobacco exhibit, antique gas pumps and displays of vintage tools, toy trucks and soda bottles.

Follow the Fruit Loop Trail for hours of family fun

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While Kellogg’s Froot Loops’ mascot, Toucan Sam, encouraged cereal eaters to follow their noses, the Nelson County Department of Economic Development and Tourism is encouraging people to follow a trail of farmers growing more than a dozen varieties of fruit.

Families can create memories with Virginia agritourism opportunities

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Visitors to Virginia’s agritourism venues have said the experiences help them bond with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors and sometimes even experience something new. They also like to purchase local food, beer, cider or wine and other products.

Agritourism plays important role in Virginia economy

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Agritourism plays an important role in the $70 billion annual economic contribution made by Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries.

Learn how to start or improve an agritourism operation at three-day conference

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Agritourism operations are in vogue right now and if you want to start one or improve an existing business, plan to attend the 2017 Virginia Agritourism Conference.

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