POLL: Is agritourism the answer for New Jersey’s farming industry?

    What makes the Garden State so unique? You could argue, it’s the farms, with more than 700,000 acres of farmland in New Jersey, according to U.S. Census figures from 2007.

    But these days, more than a few farmers will you the industry isn’t easy.

    Is agritourism the answer for New Jersey’s farm industry?Tell us in the comments below.

    U.S. Census numbers from 2002 show less than half, 47 percent, of farms in the United States reported positive returns. In New Jersey, just 38 percent of farms reported revenue gains

    With more farms turning to agritourism to stay in business, are you more likely to visit a farm that offers different types of attractions? Do you think agritourism is a long-term answer for New Jersey’s farms or is it just a short-term solution to a growing problem?

    Vote in our poll or share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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