If you could go back in time and tell farmer from the early 1900s that farms would one day be a form of entertainment, they would have probably had you committed.
Some examples of agri-tainment include the following:
- Farm-Related Theme Parks
- Farm that Hold Festivals
- Pick-Your-Own Fields
- Farm Tours and Museums
- Farms with Campgrounds and Picnic Areas
- Bed and Breakfasts on Farms
Agri-tainment combines farming and tourism. To work on this type of farm, you need to be a people person, because the main goal of the business is to entertain people, rather than produce food. Most agri-tainment farms do still produce crops or raise animals, but they also need to make farming fun and/or educational.
One of the best parts about working in agri-tainment is the opportunity to make more money than if you'd just work as a farmhand or even as a manager on a typical farm. People are paying for an experience here, not just the pumpkin that they pick or the ear of corn that they eat.
Jobs in agri-tainment vary depending on the type of form and entertainment focus. Some jobs are seasons, like all farm jobs. Others are full-time jobs where you can work year-round. Here are just a few examples of agri-tainment jobs:
- Cashier at a food stand, ticket booth, etc. at farm festivals
- Public relations and marketing
- Grounds maintenance
- Receptionist at a bed and breakfast
- Tour guide
- Workshop/seminar presenter
Of course, these farms are usually operating as well, so they still need to fill farm positions to raise crops and animals. The agri-tainment field is flourishing, so this could be a great career path for you if you enjoy both farming and working with people.