agritourism http://hppr.org en States working out kinks to keep ag tourism growing http://hppr.org/post/states-working-out-kinks-keep-ag-tourism-growing <p></p><p>Colorado already draws thousands of visitors each year for skiing, hiking, beer drinking and, most recently, marijuana sampling. In 2012, those visitors spent more than $16 billion in the state. Tourism officials want more and they’re looking to do it by bringing well-educated “traveling foodies” to the state. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Luke Runyon 34519 at http://hppr.org States working out kinks to keep ag tourism growing Agritourism a growing opportunity on the farm http://hppr.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity-farm <p>Farms aren’t just for food any more. With the <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/local-food-challenge">local food movement growing</a>, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are instead marketing and selling the “farm experience” in the form of agritourism attractions. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Luke Runyon 33426 at http://hppr.org Agritourism a growing opportunity on the farm Full Circle Farming: Fins and Flora http://hppr.org/post/full-circle-farming-fins-and-flora <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll continue our visit to Beaver Creek Ranch with a look at Full Circle Aquaponics, a re-circulating system combining aquaculture (fish) and hydroponics (plants).&nbsp; We'll start our tour in a&nbsp; low-energy footprint greenhouse designed by Alice Hill and take a look at how tilapia fish and a variety of greens and lettuces support each other.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 29309 at http://hppr.org Full Circle Farming: Fins and Flora Full Circle Farming Comes to Northwest Kansas http://hppr.org/post/full-circle-farming-comes-northwest-kansas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week we begin a four-part series about the importance of expanding local food production and teaching people to learn to feed themselves whenever possible.&nbsp; We'll start by visiting Beaver Creek Ranch in Rawlins County, Kansas.&nbsp; This agritourism business operated by Jeff and Alice Hill includes a hunting lodge, a full-service family farm complete with fruit and vegetable gardens, poultry, beef and pork production, organic hard red winter wheat production, and a demonstration site for a system called Full Circle Aquaponics.&nbsp; The day I arrived the place was really humming, thanks to the bee hives that provide pollination and honey.&nbsp; Join us as we visit a fascinating place.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Skip Mancini 29006 at http://hppr.org Full Circle Farming Comes to Northwest Kansas