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County hears from area farmers on agritourism

The process began in January last year and will end next winter.

By Aven Wright-McIntosh

“I should be able to do whatever I want on my land to generate revenue and enable me to continue farming,” a farmer commented. An engaged group of two dozen attendees gathered last Thursday evening at Maple Hall to discuss with Skagit County planners the development of agritourism and its impact on farms and farmers.

Staff are reviewing what agritourism means to the County’s agricultural community, rural residents and other stakeholders.

Agritourism is generally considered to be a commercial enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agricultural plant conducted for the enj...


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