A strategic planning process for these programs was undertaken in the fall of 2012 and completed in April of 2013 (below).
Strategic plan >>
Strategic plan appendices >>
Agritourism resources from the Colorado Department of Agriculture >>
Heritage and Agritourism presentation from the 2013 Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference >>
As part of the Colorado Tourism Office’s efforts to raise awareness of and appreciation for cultural, heritage and agricultural assets statewide, the Heritage and Agritourism Program has initiated a peer-assistance and training program for farms and ranches, businesses, museums, attractions and organizations that want to improve or expand their own cultural, heritage tourism or agritourism attractions. The Cultural, Heritage/Agritourism Mentor Program, or CHAMP, exists to stimulate the development of high-quality cultural, heritage and agricultural tourism experiences for travelers in Colorado.
To be considered for the program the project or program must be located in South Central and/or Northwest regions of Colorado for 2014 (map of Colorado Travel Regions).
If you have a project that is not in the South Central or Northwest regions please contact Laura.Grey@state.co.us for resources.
Mentors may come from any region of the state.
Want to Be a Mentor?
Are you a subject expert with practical experience in a particular aspect of cultural, heritage and/or agricultural tourism?
Need a Mentor?
Could you benefit from the expertise of a peer mentor to help improve or expand your plans to offer a cultural, heritage and/or agricultural tourism experience?
Contact Kelleen Zubick for both mentor and project questions or assistance.