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Fall is starting, which means it's peak time for agri-tourism

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Farmers have seen tough times over the past few years with drought, a pandemic and inflation. Some are hoping to rebound with ag-tourism.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Farmers have seen tough times over the past few years with drought, a pandemic and inflation.

Some are hoping to rebound with ag-tourism.

Farmers expand their reach with agri-tourism

Sunflowers at The Farm in Starkville. (photo: Sept. 21, 2022)

Thursday is the first day of fall. This is when many farmers transform their properties into places where families can come to have fun.

“Agri-tourism is a really unique opportunity for farmers to diversify their operations,” farmer Addie Mayfield said.

Thousands of dollars are spent on equipment in order to farm successfully.

Mayfield said this is just one way to earn money back on that investment.

Ag-tourism has many forms such as corn mazes, wineries, flower farms and Christmas tree farms.

Another benefit to expanding their farming operations is being able to educate those who visit.

News/Sports Reporter

Sami Roebuck is from Spring Hill, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

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