BDN shares agrotourism fact sheets co-authored by Entsminger

The Bangor Daily News shared that Jason Entsminger, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation with the Maine Business School and small business specialist at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, co-authored fact sheets that present data for the total number of farms engaging in agritourism, direct sales or both for every state and the nation for the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. “Among the 50 states, Maine had the third-highest proportion of our farms engaged in these activities, with 29 percent of the state’s farms inviting people onto the operation or selling directly to consumers. These activities accounted for roughly $44.5 million to Maine farms, most of whom are small, family-owned operations,” Entsminger said.