State agriculture officials are trying to figure out how much money the state could be making from a new industry called agri-tourism – people coming out to the country to pick berries or stay at a bed-and-breakfast ormany other activities city people are taking part in to get back to what many see as simpler roots. The State Agriculture Department’s Tammy Bruckerhoff says there’s a lot of indirect benefit from agriculture-based tourism ventures. Bruckerhoff says she’s been amazed at the diversity of agri-tourism opportunities in the state, from pumpkin patches to horse-riding stables. She says her job now is to inventory those places and figure out how best to promote them.
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