Jefferson County Farm Tour becomes online success story

Posted 9/26/20

Despite a slight damper posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said the first Jefferson County Virtual Farm Tour proved a huge success.

Consisting of six online presentations by local farmers …

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Jefferson County Farm Tour becomes online success story

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Despite a slight damper posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said the first Jefferson County Virtual Farm Tour proved a huge success.

Consisting of six online presentations by local farmers and site profiles for more than 20 local farms, the 18th Jefferson County Farm tour plowed headlong into the virtual realm and organizers said participants were more than happy to come along for the ride.

“We are excited at the level of participation the Virtual Farm Tour gathered, and have been receiving a lot of great feedback,” said coordinator Justine Gonzalez-Berg.

“We hope that this participation translates into increased sales for our local working farms,” she added.

The virtual tour’s presentations gathered more than
800 views and more than 3,500 hits on the farm tour’s website, all of which is still available at theproductionalliance.org/events/jefferson-county-farm-tour.

Presentations available for viewing online include a tour of Kodama Farm & Food Forest’s geodesic green house, a discussion on wild and domestic animal rescue and rehabilitation from Center Valley Animal Rescue’s founder and executive director, a virtual tour of the Finnriver Farm & Cidery’s orchard, and much more. 

Gonzalez-Berg said organizers hope the farm tour will be an in-person event again next year.

“We have learned a lot and will be able to improve upon this model if we must go virtual again in the future,” Gonzalez-Berg added.

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