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



For additional information, contact Dora Ann Hatch at 318-927-9654x229  or Maria Bampasidou at 225-578-2367


Workshop Material

To find more regarding the workshop material and activities please use the links below

November workshop

March workshop


Dates, Locations, and Time

The workshops will be offered in two locations:

1. November 8, 2016—LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, 1373 Caffey Road, Rayne, La. 9:00am-3:00pm

2. November 10, 2016—LSU AgCenter Red River Research Station, 262 Research Station Drive, Bossier City, La. 9:00am-3:00pm


Additional Information