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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Agritourism Conference

April 1, 2023
Blooms & Berries/The Marmalade Lily

Blooms and Berries

Join us to tour Bloom & Berries Farm Market. You will learn how they have grown their operation over the past four generations. You will hear from the owners/operators, how they have taken advantage of agritourism to grow and sustain their family farm.

After touring the farm, we will travel a short distance down the road to meet at the Marmalade Lily event venue and wedding barn. We hear about this hobby turned thriving floral event venue. We will enjoy lunch and hearing from the folks at The Marmalade Lily and a number ofexperts in the Agritourism field.

Cost: $50 per person


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9 a.m. – Registration at Blooms & Berries
9:30 a.m. – Blooms & Berries, an inside look:  
Location: Beer Garden
Jeff & Emily Probst - Owners
Meet the team and take a closer look at how we serve about 100,000 guests a year by staying authentically true to our brand and our team!

10 – 11:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions –Attendees choose which sessions they attend from the following:

Concurrent Sessions:
Love your Staff:
Location - Beer Garden
Erica Clayton - Retail & Events Personnel Manager
Learn how Blooms & Berries uses culture to create buy-in and develop an amazing guest experience while easing the burnout.

Ag & Operations Show & Tell:
Location - Grey Metal equipment barn by pond
Ben Autry - Ag Production Manager
Derek Rice - Operations Manager 
Ask and you shall receive: This Q&A session explores our equipment barn, workshop & organizational systems, & specialized equipment.

The Market Barn - Shopping is an attraction too!:
Location - The Market Barn
Emily Probst - Owner
Stuffies, Candles, Candies, preserves and more.   Emily shares our top sellers and guest favorites!

$ The Pie Dough $:
Location: Bakery inside the Market Barn
Marie Graves - head baker
Cathy Probst - Owner
Our team makes & sells 5,000 pies from scratch each year, plus cookies and much more.  

11:30 a.m. – Wrap up tour of Blooms and Berries and Travel to The Marmalade Lily
11:30 a.m. – Noon – Registration/check in at The Marmalade Lily
Noon – Lunch at The Marmalade Lily; Your Staff is Your Greatest Asset – Laura Fisher, owner
1 – 1:45 p.m. – Pouring a New Revenue Stream for Your Operation:  Adding Alcohol to Agritourism – Peggy Hall, Director, OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program and Jeff Probost, Co-Owner Blooms & Berries Farm Market
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. – Revenue Growth Hacking: The Inside Secrets to The Highest Performing Ticketing Pages – Shadi Hayek, Ticket Spice
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Minding Your P’s and Q’s – Trademark/Copyright Concerns in Marketing Your Business – Hannah Scott, Program Director CFAES Center for Cooperatives, OSU South Centers
3:15 – 4 p.m. – Employee Hiring, Training, and Empowerment; People Make Your Business – Rob Leeds, OSU Extension Delaware County
4 – 4:30 p.m. – Ask Us Anything – Ask that burning question of our experts and your peers.
4:30 p.m. – Evaluation and adjourn


Call Bridget Robertson at 614-247-9757 or email