Farmers, rural community leaders and entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing agritourism business ventures are invited to attend the Arkansas Agritourism Conference Aug. 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Little Rock.

Industry experts will host sessions on topics such as media relations, financing, insurance, customer service, social media, and more. In addition, operators can compete for the title of Best Website or Best Facebook Page and receive feedback on their online marketing efforts.

Registration is $115 for the full two-day conference or $75 for one day.  For registration and other information, visit http://www.regonline.com/arkansasagritourismconference, contact your county Extension office or e-mail asignorelli@uaex.edu. Registration will be limited.

This agritourism conference is sponsored by the Arkansas Agritourism Initiative, a partnership among the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, National Agricultural Law Center, Arkansas Agriculture Department and Arkansas Farm Bureau.

For more information about agritourism or community development visit www.uaex.edu, http://www.facebook.com/arkagritourism, or contact your county Extension agent.