Governor Evers Promotes Agritourism at Farm Table
September 27–October 3
Governor Tony Evers, pictured above with area producers, chose Farm Table as the place from which to announce, and launch, Agricultural Tourism Week in Wisconsin. On Monday, September 27, over sixty local farmers, Wisconsin tourism personnel, and local officials looked on as Gov. Evers discussed the importance of agricultural tourism.
“As a state, we join in honoring our dedicated farmers and producers, and agricultural professionals, to celebrate the importance of agriculture and agricultural tourism to our cultural and economic livelihood. Farmers, growers, and producers and other agricultural workers play a central role in the health and well-being of the folks across our state and our country. With more than 64,000 farms across our state, providing more than 435,000 jobs, almost 12 percent of our state’s total workforce and adding about $105 billion to our economy annually,” Evers said.
Agricultural Tourism Week is intended to celebrate the positive impact agricultural tourism has on the state’s economy.
Thank you to all those who joined us here at Farm Table. Following the press conference, Farm Table hosted a reception featuring local meats, cheeses, and veggies, along with the brand-new exhibit of artist Patricia Duncan’s oil and pastel paintings. Patricia (above right with Gov. Evers) has been painting, en plein air, thirteen of the farms that we work with here at Farm Table. (Come on in…her work is fantastic.)
The City of Amery is a strong supporter of agritourism. Many of the farms Farm Table works with include agritourism as one component of their business. For more information about local opportunities, visit: https://www.amerywi.gov/703/Agritourism
Thank you to Governor Evers and secretary-designees Anne Sayers and Randy Romanski for highlighting agritourism and local foods! (Thank you as well to the local organizing committee: Sylvia Burgos Toftness, Paul Shafer, Mayor Paul Isakson, Laura Phoenix, Mike Schut, Taylor Larson, and Colleen Foxwell.)
[Watch the TV coverage: https://wqow.com/2021/09/27/gov-tony-evers-kicks-off-agricultural-tourism-week/]
Thanks to Evan Denton of Eau Claire’s WQOW for his reporting.