Agritourism March 2017 Workshops 

The LSU AgCenter offered two agritourism workshops titled “Safety and Emergency Management” on March 2017. The first workshop was held on March 7, 2017 at the LSU AgCenter’s Hill Farm Research Station in Homer and the second took place on March 9, 2017 at Ms. Heather’s Farms in Albany. These educational activities were part of the grant “Enhancing Louisiana Agritourism: Managing Financial and Legal Liabilities” funded through the US Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) and the Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC).

The workshop emphasized two themes: (i) Integrating safety into agritourism and (ii) Strengthening your agribusiness operation. Presenters included Marsha Salzwedel with the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety,  Dora Ann Hatch, Maria Bampasidou and Tanya Ruffin with LSU AgCenter.

Material                 Short Description 

This publication features material and presentations covered during the workshop

Safety and Emergency Management workbook


Here you can find pdfs of the workshop presentations

Evaluations TBA
LSU AgCenter Video

Short overview of featured topics

Agritourism workshops aim to ensure safety

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Special thanks to the partner agencies providing support for these events:

  • USDA
  • Southern Extension Risk Management Education
  • Louisiana Department of Forestry and Agriculture
  • National Children's Center
  • Farm Bureaus Louisiana
  • Annie's Project
  • National Agricultural Law Center