For Farmers

Risk Management Education for Farmers with On-Farm Visitors

This online curriculum offers information and tools to enhance the safety and health of a on-farm operation that allows visitors on their property. Participation in this program will lead to new skills and techniques to implement practical management solutions on your farm. 

Risk Management Education for Farmers with On-Farm Visitors Course Link


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


Marketing Local Foods in Iowa

Fruit and Vegetable Juice
Cut Fruits and Vegetables
Whole Fruits and Vegetables
Honey and Maple Syrup
Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
Low Acid or Fermented Foods
Eggs
Red Meat
Poultry
Dairy
Seafood


Producer Regulations 

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


Business and Marketing Planning 

Business Planning, AgPlan, by the University of Minnesota. 
Agritourism Emergency Preparedness, The Ohio State University
Marketing Your Farm, Hobby Farms.com
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