In this photo taken Oct. 31, 2011, central Illinois farmer Dale Hadden climbs onto a combine on the family farm near Jacksonville, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture has scheduled a seminar to help farmers grow an alternative cash crop -- tourists.
The 2013 Tennessee Horticultural Expo and Agritourism Conference is scheduled for Jan. 24-26 at the Nashville Airport Marriott.
Additional information about the conference including a tentative agenda, registration instructions and lodging information is available online at the Tennessee Horticultural Expo website: http://www.tnthe.com. Register by Jan. 15 to save $25 on registration fees.
The event is aimed at agritourism operators, fruit and vegetable growers, on-farm winemakers, flower growers and farmers' market vendors and managers.
New this year is a day of trade show exhibits geared to agritourism operators and there will be farm tours as well.