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Agritourism is a business on a working farm, ranch, or other agricultural enterprise that offers an educational and fun experience for visitors while generating supplemental income for the owner.
Mississippi’s rich and colorful agricultural heritage is filled with great innovation and success, and although it remains a leading resource in the state’s economy, agriculture constantly changes with time, technology, needs, and opportunity.
Another vital component to Mississippi’s economic development is the state’s Travel and Tourism Industry. Although an estimated 20.8 million people travel to and around Mississippi each year, its marriage with agriculture has, until now, been a well-kept secret. By linking these two driving forces in Mississippi’s economic development efforts, a very successful partnership is being realized.
Mississippi Agriculture, with its history, lore, and legend, along with today’s farm operations, ideas, and practices being developed for the future, are here for exploration and adventure.
Our many agritourism farms welcome everyone to a way of life that lies at the heart and soul of Mississippi. The charm, hospitality, and warm spirit of the people who live this rural life across our great state creates an ambiance distinctly unique to Mississippi.
For adventure, fun, and entertainment, as well as a desire to learn more about the history, customs, and culture of Mississippi’s working farms, look to the Hospitality State’s many agritourism operations. The offerings are many and diverse and will leave a lifetime of memories.

Potential Agritourism Activities

U-pick/U-cut operations  

Winery tours

Pumpkin patch

Garden & nursery tours

Corn or hay bale maze

Agriculture related museum

Hayrides

Christmas tree farms

Petting Zoo

Agricultural crafts

Horseback riding

Agricultural exhibits

Wagon rides

Parties

School tours & field trips

Corporate meetings

Agricultural fairs & festivals

Family reunions

Wildlife viewing & photography

On-farm sales

Guided crop tours

Farm/ranch vacations

Camping & picnics

Fishing

Bed & breakfasts

Bird watching

Farmers markets

Bicycling

Hiking & walking

 

Potential agritourism activities are not limited to those listed here, but are suggested forms of agritourism.