The online Abundant Montana Directory can be found at www.aeromt.org/abundant.
Imagine a day when tourists come from across the West to experience first-hand Montana’s unique agricultural heritage and landscape. On a summer Saturday, Montanans have to decide where to take their out of town guests – hiking, or down the road to a local farm workday or farm fresh dinner, and kids often make pocket money from manning roadside stands, selling produce or baked goods to bicyclists and tourists along a scenic stretch of highway.
AERO has recently partnered with the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) to expand the Abundant Montana Directory to include agritourism opportunities by region! Agritourism activities include food‐related events, farmers markets, farm to table dinners, on‐farm sales, accomodations, farm workdays, tours, and more. The purpose of AERO’s Abundant Montana Agritourism project is to provide a service to farmers, ranchers, and food-based businesses and organizations, helping them to market agritourism opportunities and promote the work they do to make Montana communities more resilient.
The surveys above were created to gain a better understanding of how we can create a comprehensive online marketing tool which best fits the needs and desires of agricultural businesses, tourists, and Montana consumers. Please help us to offer the best tool that we can by taking the one or both of the surveys, as appropriate, and distributing these links widely.