Save the Date: Agritourism Workshops
2016 Managing Financial and Legal Liabilities in Agritourism Operations
How to identify risks, protect your enterprises and become a certified operator
Two workshops in Rayne and Bossier City. Pre-registration required by November 3, 2016.
Agriculture and tourism are among the top three industries in Louisiana, making agritourism a natural industry for the state. Farmers and ranchers involved in agritourism activities are exposed to business risk, financial and legal liabilities. The Agritourism Limited Liability Law (RS 9:2795.4) was passed in 2008 to limit the liability of agritourism professionals. The law is voluntary and requires agritourism operators to complete a safety plan known as a plan of operation.
Workshop participants will learn about financial and legal risks; best management practices; the steps to becoming a certified agritourism operation; risk diversification strategies; and the need for liability insurance. The workshop features interactive dialogue between agritourism experts, legal and insurance advisers. Participants will receive a notebook of resources.
Who should attend?
- Agritourism operators and employees
- Farmers and ranchers interested in agritourism
- Agricultural extension agents
- Agricultural industry partners
- Tourism industry partners
- Economic Development Organizations