Safety Assessments for farms open to visitors

Meet one-on-one on your farm or through a video conference with an agricultural service provider to assess your risks and develop a personalized safety plan for agritourism on your farm. Register HERE

Online conversations about welcoming visitors on our farms

Join producers and ag service providers from the Northeast for free online conversations about what is working and what is not for farms open to visitors for direct sales, education, hospitality, entertainment, and recreation.

Farm-Based Education in a Post-COVID World
Tuesday, June 29, Time TBD
Registration link pending
What changes did you make in your farm safety, communications, and programs that will endure, even as the pandemic's shadow lifts? This workshop invites you to reflect on the past year with two nonprofit farm-based education organizations: Billings Farm in Woodstock, VT and Fox Haven Farm in Jefferson, MD.  They'll share some of the adaptations they farm made as they prioritized the health and safety of their community and staff, while continuing their mission-driven farming operations. Come prepared to listen actively, think critically, and reflect and share during small group discussion. (Can't make it in person? You can still submit a question when you register. We'll try to answer questions during the workshop and will share the recording afterwards.)

Online conversation recordings and resources

May 4, 2021 - Getting Ready for Pick-Your-Own: Do’s and Don’ts for the Upcoming Season

May 25, 2021 - Liability Insurance for Farms Open to Visitors

June 1, 2021 - Cultivating Farm and Food Safety for Visitors: Guided Tours of Two Farms


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