Pumpkins, apples and corn mazes: Agritourism is big business for farmers – WBUR News

It’s fall, and for many regions, that means it’s time for apple picking, hay rides, and corn mazes. Agritourism has grown to a billion-dollar industry and gives farmers an extra source of income.

Harvest Public Media’s Xcaret Nuñez reports

Loren Liebscher opened one of Oklahoma's first corn mazes, P Bar Farms Corn Maze, in 2001.(Xcaret Nuñez/Harvest Public Media)
Loren Liebscher opened one of Oklahoma’s first corn mazes, P Bar Farms Corn Maze, in 2001. (Xcaret Nuñez/Harvest Public Media)
Three-year-old Ava picked out her first pumpkin from Loren Liebscher's pumpkin patch. (Xcaret Nuñez/Harvest Public Media)
Three-year-old Ava picked out her first pumpkin from Loren Liebscher’s pumpkin patch. (Xcaret Nuñez/Harvest Public Media)