2019 High Country Farm Tour Application

Important information before you begin. Please read carefully as some information has changed.
Acceptance of this application does not guarantee your farm will be included on the 2019 farm tour. Farm Tour selection will be announced in mid-November. Selection of farms for the farm tour will be based on a combination of factors including:
- Farm type
- Geographic location
- Ease of access
- Ability to view major features of your farm from one central point

This year (2019), we will be hosting three farm tours: 2 bus tours and 1 driving tour.
The bus tour for Watauga county will take place on June 15th.
The bus tour for Ashe county will take place on July 13th.
The driving tour will encompass both counties and take place on September 14th.

The bus tour will be conducted using a bus that will transport all participants at one time. The driving tour will be self guided.

Additionally, we are requiring that each farm provide their own volunteers this year. Plan on having at least 4 people at your farm who will help for the duration of the tour. These volunteers will need to participate in a volunteer training workshop. Additionally, you will need to participate in a farm tour workshop, to be held in May of 2019.

By submitting this application, you agree to the following:

1.) At least four people (including yourself) will be present at your farm during the duration farm tour. You must also reserve the following weekend as an emergency in the case of extreme inclement weather.

2.) You will participate in an agritourism/farm tour training workshop in May of 2019.

3.) Your volunteers will participate in a training workshop prior to the farm tour.

4.) You will participate in the promotion of the tour to the best of your availability by spreading the word about the farm tour, promoting through social media, and handing out tour guides/postcards to your customers

Thank you for applying to participate in the 2019 High Country Farm Tour. Please direct any questions to farmtour@brwia.org. Deadline to apply is October 15th.

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