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The Economic Impact of Agritourism in New Jersey - 2006 Study Background In 2004, the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture identified  agritourism development as an economic development strategy for  bolstering the viability of New Jersey agriculture.   In 2005, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, Charles Kuperus,  convened the New Jersey Agritourism Industry Advisory Council.    The purpose of the Council is to assist with the creation and  implementation of strategies to advance the economic development  opportunities presented by agritourism.
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The Economic Impact of Agritourism in New Jersey - 2006 Study Background In 2005, New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) commissioned  the Rutgers Food Policy Institute (FPI) to conduct a study on  agritourism in NJ. Key Objectives: Document the nature of current activities. Identify the challenges experienced by farmers. Identify the perceived opportunities in agritourism. Assess the importance of agritourism to ‘farm viability’. Develop recommendations for agritourism industry development. A final report, “The Opportunity for Agritourism Development in New  Jersey”     issued in October 2006.
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The Economic Impact of Agritourism in New Jersey - 2006 Study Background The NJDA and FPI funded a second study in 2006 to determine the  economic importance of agritourism in New Jersey. Primary Goals : Estimate the impact of agritourism on the income of New Jersey farms. Estimate the statewide economic impact of agritourism.
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The Economic Impact of Agritourism in New Jersey - 2006 Survey Methods The New Jersey Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics  Service (NJ-NASS) conducted the survey between April and July  2007. A probability-based random sample (stratified by gross value of farm  sales) of 1,500 New Jersey farm operations was selected from the  NASS list frame of active farm records.   Data collection consisted of two survey mailings and telephone  follow-up.
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The Economic Impact of Agritourism in New Jersey - 2006 What is Agritourism? Agritourism may be defined broadly as the business of establishing  farms as travel destinations for educational and recreational  purposes.
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The Economic Impact of Agritourism in New Jersey - 2006 What is Agritourism? This study recognized 5 primary types of agritourism activity:
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