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Animal Handling Training Guides: Swine

The Upper Midwest is home to swine production. From farrow to finish, producers need to be aware of the risks associated with hog farming and take precautions to avoid illness and injury. UMASH has developed two videos and teaching guides for producers to focus on safety in their operation. These guides are intended for training by farmers, ranchers, …

Agritourism Health and Safety Resources

Opening your farm to visitors is a great way for people to get a first-hand look at agriculture. Protecting the safety and health of farm visitors is essential to providing a great experience and protecting your assets. Take time to plan and prepare for guests on your farm by visiting http://umash.umn.edu/agritourism for agritourism resources including …

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 …

Keeping Visitors Safe at Your Agritourism Business

This fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health contains information for agritourism operators on how to keep their visitors safe and prevent illness. For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism OPEN PDF

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

Infographic: Agritourism Worker Survey of FFA Students

UMASH conducted a survey of FFA students at the 2018 National FFA Convention. This infographic summarizes the survey responses. FFA students proved they are advocates of agriculture by taking this survey. They are hungry for additional and continual training to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers. For more information and resources on agritourism …

Infographic: Keeping Visitors Safe and Healthy on the Farm

A 2016 survey of 1,105 Minnesota State Fair attendees gathered information about knowledge and behaviors related to agritourism, zoonotic diseases, and handwashing practices. For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism OPEN PDF

6 Tips for Biosecurity – A Guide for Youth Livestock Exhibitors

4-H youth, or other individuals showing livestock or poultry, need to understand and implement sound biosecurity practices to prevent the spread of diseases between animals and people, also called zoonotic diseases. This video describes six simple biosecurity practices to help keep you and your animals healthy. For more information and resources on …

Keep Food Safe – 4H Food Stand Worker Training

Keeping the public safe from foodborne illness is important when working at a 4-H food stand, county fair or other similar venue. Your organization is responsible for ensuring food safety measures are followed after leaving the barn and preparing to work in the food stand. This video covers the basics of food safety when preparing and serving food to …

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 …