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


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


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