For Farmers

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 resources for FFED clients - Up-to-date resources to support you in your work with Iowa’s small farms, food systems, and business enterprises during the novel corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
COVID 19: Overview and connection to our food supply and value chain - This document shares several resources to utilize regarding COVID-19 response within our food supply and value chain. Sections include general response and recovery process, and examples of best practices within farming, processing, farmers markets, and grocery, as well as potential distribution and virtual sales opportunities to consider. While this shares National best practices, highlights of examples and stories in Iowa are also included.  
Iowa State University COVID-19 resource page
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach COVID-19 Resources page
Economic impact payments: What you need to know (from 
COVID-19 Resources - Iowa Small Business Development Centers
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic - National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
COVID-19 Resources - UMASH (Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center)

Agritourism Safety and Health Best Practices Checklists

Agritourism Bio-security Checklist
Agritourism Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Agritourism Food Safety Checklist
Agritourism Negligence Mitigation Suggestions
Agritourism Pesticide Safety Checklist
Agritourism Play Area Checklist

Producer Regulations 

Employment Regulations
Farmers' Market/Local Food Markets
Food Safety Guidelines
Health/Safety/Disability Guidelines
Organic Certification
Registering a Business
Tourist Oriented Directional Signing (TODS) from Iowa DOT
Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings

Business and Marketing Planning 

Business Planning, AgPlan, by the University of Minnesota. 
Business Planning, New England Small Farm Institute 
Agritourism Emergency Preparedness, The Ohio State University
Marketing Your Farm, Hobby
How to Start a Business – The Definitive Guide - Chamber of Commerce 

Legal Considerations

National Agriculture Law Center - Agritourism 
Associated Legal Issues and Concerns, National Agriculture Law Center Research Note, Roger A McEowen. April 2003.
State of Iowa Recreational Statues, National Agriculture Law Center.

Linked Resources

Iowa Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapters
Iowa Organizations Supporting Agritourism
Training Resources