What in the World is Agritourism
Agritourism is “any activity carried out on a farm or ranch that allows members of the general public, for recreational, entertainment, or educational purposes, to view or enjoy rural activities, including farming, wineries, ranching, historical, cultural, harvest-your-own activities, or natural activities and attractions. An activity is an agritourism activity whether or not the participant paid to participate in the activity.”
Agritourism Activities We Want to Offer
We eventually want to be able to offer a large number of outdoor education and entertainment options for the entire family.
The Lightning Ranch wants to discover "lost" living skills and learn about new and upcoming technology, all designed to give you an introduction to conservation and eco friendly living.
Here is a list of activities we are working to have at the ranch for the delight of our visitors:
Campfires (don’t forget the marshmallows)
Corporate and group events
Farm vacations (a day or a week on the farm: living, working, enjoying)
Hay wagon rides
Heirloom plant and animal exhibits
Hiking paths (walking, identifying vegetation, determining a tree’s age, picnicking)
Learning about Hydroponics
Jam- and jelly-making demonstrations
Meeting barnyard animals (participating in educational programs focusing on each animal: shear the sheep, milk the cow, or participate in “cattle college”)
Tours for children and families