It is the responsibility of the agritourism professional to keep his agritourism operation safe. Recent headlines“Agritourism Growth Sparks Concerns over Safety, Liability,” appearing around the country on August 16, 2015 has put agritourism in the spotlight. The article lists recent accidents where the agritourism professional was found at fault for not protecting visitors.
After learning of the accidents, Marsha Salzwedel, an agritourism safety specialist with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wisconsin said “The majority of these incidents if not all of them are pretty much preventable."
To assist agritourism operators, the LSU AgCenter has compiled a fact sheet sharing safety practices. Click here to download.