USE AGRITOURISM WEB GUIDE TO COMPLETE YOUR PLAN OF OPERATION
The new interactive Web guide, www.safeagritourism.com, can help you complete the Louisiana Plan of Operation if you are applying for certification under the Limited Liabilty Agritourism Law passed in 2008.
This guide provides virtual walk-throughs that include corn maze safety, hay-ride safety, machine safety, and walk-ways, surfaces and structures. The walk-throughs identify health and safety hazards that can be termed risks according to Louisiana law; using this tool you can show how you would mitigate that risk on your plan of operation.
The walk-throughs and suggestions for risk mitigation are based on “Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children,” available at www.marshfieldclinic.org/agritourism. The guidelines originally were published in 2007 by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of the National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wis.
For more information on agritourism in Louisiana, visit our website: www.lsuagcenter.com/agritourism