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Barn-based agri-tourism business continues to grow

By Toni W. Riley

Keith and Sara Shepherd had no idea when they took over the Shepherd family farm, that someday they would have an agri-tourism business where brides and grooms would be toasted in the barn that once held prized Shorthorn cattle.

A wedding venture might not be what first comes to mind when thinking of an agri-tourism business, but Kelly Jackson, Christian County agent for horticulture who works with the Pennyrile Region Agri-tourism Committee, says agri-tourism is any activity that brings people to a farm or a farm-like setting. Continue reading