Farmers with On-site Visitors Can Learn to Manage Risk during Free Online Course

Learn to enhance safety and health with practical management solutions

March 26, 2021, 8:43 am | Kendra Meyer

AMES, Iowa – “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.

The course is expected to take approximately eight hours and participants will have three months to complete it. Register at

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

  • 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 the ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development program. “The purpose of this course is to give information and tools to mitigate the risks that arise when you open your farm to visitors.”

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



Original photo: In-person risk management course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in 2019.

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