The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, along with the Department of Agriculture, have produced a map and web site, Oklahoma's Growing Adventure.
I'm glad to see the state hyping this kind of thing, which is all the rage in tourism circles, but hope they are also considering some of the precautions that have already been recognized by the new industry — i.e. not letting the “business” part of the equation damage the natural resources being showcased, which would just result in another form of harmful exploitation.
The site has a place where, once you visit one of the sites, you can leave a testimonial. I couldn't find any listed yet, probably since the site is fairly new. Since this a state government project, I don't expect to see any stinging criticism of the listed attractions, however warranted — that's what more neutral sites like www.mytravelguide.com are for.
The story featured the a sampling of Oklahoma agritourist attractions:
- Tiger Mountain Ranch (Henryetta) – Dude ranch
- Orr Family Farm (south of OK City) – Working thoroughbred horse farm
- The Rockin L-H Asparagus Farm (Stidham) – self-descriptive
- Lavender Hill Farm & Vineyard (Haskell) – They grow lavender plants, not purple hills, here
- The Express Clydesdales Ranch (Yukon) – I've actually been to this one, though just went through the barn. The horses are indeed magnificent creatures.
- The Flying W Guest Ranch (Sayre) – dude ranch that also has a working archaeological dig, where the remains of about 800 bison have been found.
The OK “Growing Adventure” site lists Hunting as one of the Agritourism categories, which doesn't seem seem to fit to me — but I admit I'm biased on that topic, I'll have to research to see if this is a common inclusion.