Hands-on agritourism in Yuma | RVwest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Arizona is not just a dry, dusty desert filled with cacti. Yes, there are cacti growing throughout the state, but agriculture is actually the number one industry - and the area around Yuma is exceptional. With a combination of sunshine, rich soil and plenty of irrigation water, Yuma County became the main area for growing vegetables in all of Arizona. Known as the winter vegetable capital of the world, there are 175 different crops grown here. The growing agritourism industry allows visitors to have hands-on experience, learning about the produce in the field and then taking it right to the dining table.