Visit Osage County Agritourism Council is a non-profit group of business owners, educational experts, family farmers and other volunteers meeting monthly in Linn. Osage County is among the first Missouri counties with an organized agritourism effort.
In addition to traditional institutional and commercial tour stops, the county has over 1,000 farms with 305,000 acres in agricultural production and livestock. The average farm is 266 family acres according to the 1997 U.S. Census of Agriculture. Because agriculture is the main industry in the county, many products are, or can be made, available to consumers directly “from our home to your home.”
The county is home to public parks, historical sites and recreation areas as well. Nine Missouri Conservation Areas cover almost 3,000 acres, many on one or more of the county’s major rivers (Missouri, Osage and Gasconade).
Our mission is to open our doors to showcase Osage County’s unique communities, heritage, agricultural lifestyle and products The council proposes an on-going initiative that will touch many enterprises and resources in the county. The plan will bring revenue and create familiarity, resulting in return visits from surrounding urban and rural neighbors.
The council will explore direct marketing of Osage County agricultural products in the process of promoting Agritourism. TOURS and EVENTS