Pontiac farmer and agriculture advocate David Gillespie recently returned to the Pontiac after nearly two weeks in Italy, where he toured local farms and gave a presentation at an international agritourism conference.
Nestled in the mountains in the top end of the boot, Bolzano is the home of Eurac, a private research facility that studies a wide range of topics. The facility hosted the First World Congress on Agritourism from Nov. 7-9, bringing together researchers and stakeholders from 42 countries to discuss the issue.
“I spoke about the CANAMEX trail,” Gillespie explained. “There were a lot of PhDs there, and I’m not a PhD, I’m just a farmer so it was a little intimidating but in the end I could pull my weight as much as anyone else.”
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