Tell us your agritourism challenges

The two bills address three areas of concern expressed by Ohio Farm Bureau members: zoning, liability and application of Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV). If passed, the legislation would spell out that agritourism is considered agriculture, which means those businesses would still qualify for CAUV and and not be subject to zoning at the local levels. It also would help help farmers deal with liability issues and the cost of insurance.

“This bill is huge for us. We’ll do anything we can to help promote it,” said Debbie Mihalik of Regal Vineyards in Madison.

Watch a video about Senate Bill 75 and House Bill 80. Describe your agritourism challenges by contacting OFBF Director of State Policy Brandon Kern or at 614-246-8255.

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.