Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 1: Blogging from NAFDMA

The beauty of the south is something special (sweet tea, grits, pralines, seafood and that southern hospitality) you just can’t go wrong. Waking up this morning to a view of the Savannah River was an incredible sight, as I took part the first day of the NAFDMA Convention in Georgia.

(Photo: Convention participants at the trade show, courtesy of the NAFDMA Blog)

Familiar faces from Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa are all around (some 400 + folks from around the nation and Canada are attending this week long convention).
Today was Innovation Day and participants started the day with an early morning breakfast cruise along the scenic Savannah River on the Savannah Riverboat Queen. Not a bad way to start off a morning…

Networking was the word of the day, as I talked with some of our “new” agritourism operators and met others from surrounding states. Most of the morning was spent discussing with producers marketing ideas such as blogging and e-commerce.

Later in the day started the Trade Show and voting for the NAFDMA Agritourism Awards.

For more information about the NAFDMA Convention head over to the NAFDMA Blog (Yes – that’s right. Everyone is blogging these days. All I can say is “bout time.”)

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