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The UMASH Resource Database contains a variety of agricultural safety and health resources created by UMASH and our partner organizations. You can search for resources by keyword, category, and tags/topics.   Disponible en español.

These resources are provided for informational and educational purposes only.  The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC, NIOSH, or other funding agencies.

  • Agritourism is a growing business, offering the public a chance to interact with animals in a way that they may otherwise not be able to do. However, even healthy animals can carry diseases that are harmful to guests, and it’s in your best interest as an operator to ensure your guests are safe during their visit to your farm. This video describes how to lay out a design for safe and successful agritourism events.

    The design of your attraction is important. The layout of your attraction can naturally be designed for the safety and hygiene of your guests.

    Think about how your own visitors will move through your site and ask yourself these questions:

    – Is the animal contact area separate from other areas?
    – Is there a clear, one-way flow in and out?
    – Are visitors being educated on how to protect themselves from disease?
    – Are there enough hand-washing stations available to meet your needs?

    UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed a variety of resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe.

    For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism

    Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

    This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

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  • Animal Agritourism: Lay out a Plan for Success

  • Agritourism is a growing business, offering the public a chance to interact with animals in a way that they may otherwise not be able to do. However, even healthy animals can carry diseases that are harmful to guests, and it’s in your best interest as an operator to ensure your guests are safe during their visit to your farm. This video describes how to lay out a design for safe and successful agritourism events.

    The design of your attraction is important. The layout of your attraction can naturally be designed for the safety and hygiene of your guests.

    Think about how your own visitors will move through your site and ask yourself these questions:

    – Is the animal contact area separate from other areas?
    – Is there a clear, one-way flow in and out?
    – Are visitors being educated on how to protect themselves from disease?
    – Are there enough hand-washing stations available to meet your needs?

    UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed a variety of resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe.

    For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism

    Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

    This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

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  • Animal Agritourism: Lay out a Plan for Success