Low milk prices have forced farmers from one end of the country to the other to seek new revenue sources. Dairy producers in Vermont have honed in ideas from corn mazes to farm stands to farm camps to cash in on agri-tourism and supplement their income.
Agri-tourism could become a long-term fix for some dairy farms, according to a recent article in the Brattleboro Reformer, however not all operations can attract sightseers to a corn maze. Other farms have focused their attention on selling meats or establishing vegetable stands during the downturn in milk prices. Still others have turned to the Internet as a way to sell a wide-range of products, including maple candy and seasonal gift baskets.
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Source: Brattleboro Reformer