Tourism to host Agritourism Business Luncheon


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



The Logan County Tourist & Convention Commission will be hosting an Agritourism Luncheon for all local Agritourism Business is in Logan County. The luncheon will be held at the Main Street Theater, on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

Guest speakers at the luncheon include: Leann Martin (UK Cooperative Extension), Mayor Mark Stratton, Judge Executive Logan Chick, Tom Harned (Logan LEAD) and Jimmy Davenport (Main Street).

Agritourism is essentially defined as any agricultural based operation that brings visitors to a town. Many different businesses fall into the category of Agritourism.

“Logan County is blessed with many such businesses,” said Logan County Tourist & Convention Commission Chair Janie Gregory. “Logan County Tourism is interested in trying to bring these businesses together to help better promote them and bring visitors to this area specifically to tour their locations.”

Just a few of the types of businesses that Logan County is blessed to have are: beekeepers, cheese makers, dairies, wineries, farms and maple syrup producers. These are just to name a few.

Logan County is rich in agriculture across the board in a vast array. Many of these businesses are often overlooked because locals and visitors are simply unaware that they even exist. Other surrounding counties have boosted their Agritourism Businesses by hosting Farm Festivals downtown as well as Farm to Table events. These types of events give businesses opportunities to highlight their name and product for the public.

Logan County Tourist & Convention Commission exists and operates for the sole purpose of promoting Logan County and bringing visitors and tourist to the area.

Logan County Tourism was formed in 1999. They are located on the first floor of the historic Logan County Courthouse. Dee Dee Brown is the office manager. Current board members include Chairman Gregory, Vice Chairman Peter Patel, Treasurer Laurie Belcher, Dick Dickerson, Pete Lehman, Paula Rainwaters and Barry Kennedy.

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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