Online course teaches agritourism risk management

April 2, 2021

Risk Management Education for Farmers with On-Farm Visitors is a free online course now available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Producers will learn practical management techniques to enhance the safety and health of their on-farm visitors.

Adults attending class on agritourism in 2019.
In-person risk management course, 2019. FFED photo.

Register for the course here. Participants will spend about eight hours on the course and have three months to complete it.

Presenters are experts from extension and Iowa Farm Bureau Financial Services. Topics include:

  • Loss Control and Identifying Hazards in Agritainment
  • Beyond the Fine Print: Considering Legal Risks for Specialty Producers
  • Farm Emergency Preparedness Training
  • Protecting Animals and Humans from Biosecurity Risks
  • Food Safety Best Practices: Food, Farm and Consumer
  • Food Licensing for Value Added Products
  • Pesticide Safety

“Agritourism is a great opportunity to share about agriculture in a fun, engaging, and educational way,” said Kendra Meyer, program assistant for FFED and course coordinator. “The purpose of this course is to give information and tools to mitigate the risks that arise when you open your farm to visitors.”

Questions? Contact Kendra.

The online course is funded by a Risk Management Education grant from the US Department of Agriculture, making it free to register. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under award number 2018-70027-28586.