ASAP PRESENTATION
FEBRUARY 22, 2014

HOSTING FARM TOUR GROUPS ON
YOUR FARM
DOUG HARRELL
HARRELL HILL FARMS
HOSTING TOUR GROUPS
• 1. WHAT IS YOUR REASON FOR DOING THIS?
• 2. WHAT WILL YOU FOCUS ON SHOWING?
• 3. WHAT WILL BE INVOLV...
WHAT IS YOU REASON FOR DOING
• 1. IS IT TO MAKE MONEY?
• 2. IS IT TO TEACH PEOPLE?
• 3. IS IT TO HAVE FUN?
• 4. IS IT TO M...
WHAT WILL YOU FOCUS ON SHOWING
• 1. WHAT THINGS ABOUT YOUR FARM ARE
APPEALING TO THE GROUP?
• 2. ARE THESE THINGS APPEALIN...
WHAT WILL BE INVOLVED
• 1. DO YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES NEEDED?
• 2. DO YOU HAVE THE MANPOWER
REQUIRED?
• 3. DO YOU HAVE THE ...
WHAT RESULTS DO YOU WANT
• 1. IS YOUR FOCUS TO MAKE MONEY?
• 2. WHO ARE YOUR PROSPECTS?
• 3. HOW ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTAC...
DO YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES
• 1. WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL YOU NEED?
• 2. IF YOU ARE DOING HAYRIDES DO YOU HAVE
SAFE TRAILERS AND ...
WILL THIS HELP IN REACHING GOALS
• 1. DO YOU HAVE SHORT RANGE AND LONG
RANGE GOALS FOR YOUR FARM?
• 2 IS THIS ACTIVITY IN ...
HARRELL HILL FARMS
• 1 FAMILY FARM SINCE 1796
• 2. DID SMALL TOUR GROUPS FOR 4 YEARS
• 3. SITUATION CHANGED AND NOW DO ONL...
SMALL GROUP ON THE FARM
DAD NO LONGER ALIVE
FAMILY FARM FESTIVAL
PROCESSING SORGUM SYRUP
THANK YOU
• ANY QUESTIONS?
2014 Business of Farming Conference: Hosting Farm Tour Groups on your Farm
2014 Business of Farming Conference: Hosting Farm Tour Groups on your Farm
2014 Business of Farming Conference: Hosting Farm Tour Groups on your Farm
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2014 Business of Farming Conference: Hosting Farm Tour Groups on your Farm

  1. 1. ASAP PRESENTATION FEBRUARY 22, 2014 HOSTING FARM TOUR GROUPS ON YOUR FARM DOUG HARRELL HARRELL HILL FARMS
  2. 2. HOSTING TOUR GROUPS • 1. WHAT IS YOUR REASON FOR DOING THIS? • 2. WHAT WILL YOU FOCUS ON SHOWING? • 3. WHAT WILL BE INVOLVED IN CONDUCTING THE TOUR? • 4. WHAT ARE THE RESULTS YOU WANT? • 5. DO YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO IT? • 6. WILL THIS PROMOTE YOUR LONG TERM GOALS?
  3. 3. WHAT IS YOU REASON FOR DOING • 1. IS IT TO MAKE MONEY? • 2. IS IT TO TEACH PEOPLE? • 3. IS IT TO HAVE FUN? • 4. IS IT TO MARKET YOUR FARM
  4. 4. WHAT WILL YOU FOCUS ON SHOWING • 1. WHAT THINGS ABOUT YOUR FARM ARE APPEALING TO THE GROUP? • 2. ARE THESE THINGS APPEALING TO ALL AGES? • 3. IS IT SAFE TO THE GROUP TO SHOW THESE THINGS? • 4. ARE YOU WILLING TO SHARE SECRETS?
  5. 5. WHAT WILL BE INVOLVED • 1. DO YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES NEEDED? • 2. DO YOU HAVE THE MANPOWER REQUIRED? • 3. DO YOU HAVE THE TIME REQUIRED? • 4. CAN YOU AFFORD TO DO IT? • 5. DO YOU HAVE THE LEGAL PERMITS NEEDED?
  6. 6. WHAT RESULTS DO YOU WANT • 1. IS YOUR FOCUS TO MAKE MONEY? • 2. WHO ARE YOUR PROSPECTS? • 3. HOW ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTACT THEM? • 4. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO MAKE A PROFIT WHAT ARE YOUR REAL COST? • 5. ARE YOU WANTING TO BE A SERVICE TO MANKIND?
  7. 7. DO YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES • 1. WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL YOU NEED? • 2. IF YOU ARE DOING HAYRIDES DO YOU HAVE SAFE TRAILERS AND TRACTORS TO USE? • 3. DOES YOUR LIABLITY INSURANCE COVER THE ACTIVITIES YOU WANT TO DO? • 4. IF YOU ARE PLANNING REFRESHMENTS DO YOU HAVE THE PERMITS NEEDED TO DO THIS?
  8. 8. WILL THIS HELP IN REACHING GOALS • 1. DO YOU HAVE SHORT RANGE AND LONG RANGE GOALS FOR YOUR FARM? • 2 IS THIS ACTIVITY IN LINE WITH THE OTHER ACTIVITIES ON YOUR FARM?
  9. 9. HARRELL HILL FARMS • 1 FAMILY FARM SINCE 1796 • 2. DID SMALL TOUR GROUPS FOR 4 YEARS • 3. SITUATION CHANGED AND NOW DO ONLY ONE LARGE TOUR GROUP AND ONE FIELD DAY EACH YEAR
  10. 10. SMALL GROUP ON THE FARM
  11. 11. DAD NO LONGER ALIVE
  12. 12. FAMILY FARM FESTIVAL
  13. 13. PROCESSING SORGUM SYRUP
  14. 14. THANK YOU • ANY QUESTIONS?

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