Have you considered a farm shop, a pop up café, a seasonal events calendar? How about an ‘Insta field’? The demand for photo worthy fields is on the rise, and with careful planning, establishing a pick your own will have the public flocking to your fields to pick pumpkins, flowers and fruit faster than you can pick them yourself. Farm tourism is a great way for horticulture businesses to add value to the traditional offer. The list of tourist-driven business diversification is endless. In this webinar ADAS technical expert Chris Creed explores all your ideas for generating new income from your horticulture business.



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