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2020 FFA Infographic

This infographic is the result of a survey of FFA students that highlights the need for agricultural education.   OPEN PDF

UMASH Farm Safety Check

Agriculture can be a dangerous job.  Safety and health can be overwhelming with the number of hazards on the farm.  Too often we hear or read of farm incidents where a farm worker or family member was seriously injured or killed.  At UMASH, we believe these injuries are preventable. The UMASH Farm Safety Check is a quick review to identify and …

Staying Healthy When the Farm Comes to You

Even healthy, well cared for animals can carry germs that can make people sick. If the farm’s coming to you, follow these simple tips to stay healthy. This flyer was developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism OPEN PDF

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 …

Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands

It’s fun to get out on a working farm to experience farm life; spend time outside and find out where your food comes from. But contact with animals is always a potential risk for getting sick. Out on the farm washing your hands is really important. Farm visitors haven’t built up an immunity to farm germs so they are more vulnerable, especially kids …

Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands

It’s fun to get out on a working farm to experience farm life; spend time outside and find out where your food comes from. But contact with animals is always a potential risk for getting sick. Out on the farm washing your hands is really important. Farm visitors haven’t built up an immunity to farm germs so they are more vulnerable, especially kids …

Agritourism Best Practices Checklist

The best practices described in this poster are based on the Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2013. If you are a petting zoo operator, please use this checklist as a tool to design and operate your petting zoo according to the national standards. If you are hiring a petting zoo, please use this checklist …

Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: The 2012 National Action Plan

Authors: Lee BC, Gallagher SS, Liebman AK, Miller ME, Marlenga B Marshfield Clinic Report, 2012 ABSTRACT: This National Action Plan takes an updated look at preventing childhood agricultural injury and death.  The Blueprint endeavor builds upon the 1996 plan that launched a national initiative leading to a remarkable reduction in nonfatal injuries …

Developing the 2012 national action plan for protecting children in agriculture

Authors: Lee BC, Gallagher SS, Liebman AK, Miller ME, Marlenga B Journal of Agromedicine, 2012 ABSTRACT: In 1996 the US launched a National Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative, guided by an action plan generated by a 42-member multidisciplinary committee. A major update to the plan was released following the 2001 Summit on Childhood …