There's plenty of family fun at the Choteau Threshing Bee. Photo courtesy of Montana Office of Tourism.

Encounter Agriculture!

Even if you’re not a farmer or rancher, you can connect with the land and the people that produce the foods and beverages you consume. Agritourism is where agriculture and tourism intersect, as farms, ranches and production facilities invite the public onto their property to get a taste of the country and enjoy great agricultural products at the peak of perfection.

Visiting a farm, ranch, winery, brewery, or special agriculture event offers wonderful, unique experiences. Selecting the perfect pumpkin straight from the patch, roping a calf, buying farm fresh products, enjoying local entertainment, participating in activities, or getting to know a local winemaker are just a few of the fun and fabulous activities waiting for you.

Escape from the stress of traffic jams and office cubicles and spend the day with your family in the country! Click here to see Montana AERO's list of current agritourism opportunities, and check back on the AERO site as we post more opportunities through the year!

Want to Start an Agritourism Business?

The Department of Agriculture is working with partner organizations to create resources for farmers/ranchers who are interested in starting agritourism activities and to market those offerings to visitors. Here is the first of those resources for producers interested in exploring agritourism: http://aeromt.org/agritourism/.