See Cuba As It Is Today!
Save the Date: January 14-24, 2017
To Celebrate Our 12th Agritour-We'll Be Among the Very First to Tour Cuba As It Is Today!
Visit this country frozen in a bygone era, isolated for decades, with a deep-rooted culture developed without Western influence. Experience Cuba now before inevitable change will come with tourism and foreign investment!
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If You Might Be Interested In Going to Cuba!
It's still early, but we need to know ASAP how many people might be interested in this tour. Please read the article to the right, and then contact me if you are interested. Email me at Jane@eckertagrimarketing.com, or please call our travel agency, 1-800-325-6708 to indicate your possible interest.
TOUR PRICING WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN 60 DAYS (approx 6/15/16)
Teaching AgriTourism to Direct Farm Marketers
Jane Eckert is CEO of Eckert AgriMarketing, a firm specializing in providing marketing resources and consultation to farms, wineries and ranches involved agritourism and direct farm marketing.
Jane Eckert Chosen as YWCA Leader of Distinction
We are pleased to announce that Jane was chosen by YWCA Metro St. Louis as one of 9 Leaders of Distinction to be honored at the 33rd annual Leader Lunch in December and recognized by the approximately 1,000 guests in attendance.
Leader Lunch is the area’s premier event honoring women for their achievements in the work-place and the community. The women named to the Academy of Leaders are the role models who are empowering women and working every day to eliminate racism. In other words, these women personify the YWCA mission. For more information.
Rudy Maxa, The Savvy Traveler, On Agritourism
Jane was recently a guest on Rudy Maxa's World, talking briefly about Agritourism in North America. Rudy Maxa, aka "The Savvy Traveler," is one of America's premier consumer travel experts whose writings and radio and television shows have helped save thousands of travelers time and money.
A former Washington Post reporter, he is a contributing editor with National Geographic Traveler and Delta Air Lines' Sky magazine. His nearly 100 public television episodes on the great destinations of the world have numerous awards including several Emmy Awards. His weekend radio show, "Rudy Maxa's World," is the country's most widely syndicated travel talk radio show.
Click here to listen to the interview. (Jane's segment begins at 5:09)
India Publication Picks Up on Agritourism
I recently met Dr. Subramaniam, an entomologist/agri-biotechnologist for Jain Irragation Systems Limited, an agriculture based company in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India. He was in St. Louis for an ag conference and called me. I gave him a tour of two of the Eckert Farms locations here in St. Louis, and asked him how he learned of my agrimarketing consulting business.
From his pocket, he produced this article which appeared in the May 16 issue of an Indian ag publication called Agro One. His boss gave him the article and told him he needed to meet me, as Jain has an agritourism component to their business as well. I'm told that this headline reads "A Revolution by an American Lady in Agri Tourism."