As agritourism continues to grow in popularity, implementing safety strategies to help maximize fun and minimize liability is increasingly important.
Visitors on the farm can create challenges if they are unfamiliar with the agricultural environment and the hazards found there. In addition, visitors may not realize how important it is to supervise children. Farmers who invite visitors onto their farms need to ensure the safety and health of their visitors, as well as their workers and family.
Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children were developed by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety to give farm owners the information necessary to reduce the risk of illness and injuries to children visiting their operations. These resources contain information on a variety of different agritourism activities, as well as topics pertinent to all operations.
Introducing a website for agritourism operations: Integrating Safety into Agritourism. This website contains:
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Introducing a website for Agritourism operations: www.safeagritourism.org.
It's loaded with lots of resources and information. It has tools to educate owner/operators on what safety issues to look for, tools to help identify safety concerns, and resources to help address these issues:
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