Completed Project Report


Risk Management Education for Farmers With On-Farm Visitors

  • Award Amount: $24,473
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2020 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Kendra Meyer
  • Email: ksmeyer@iastate.edu
  • Organization: Iowa State University of Science and Technology

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Project Overview

This project built off previous in-person workshops to give agritourism destination business owners, on-farm marketers, and farm insurance agents across Iowa and beyond the opportunity to virtually access agritourism risk management educational material. The online course consists of 7 modules; Loss Control and Identifying Hazards in Agritainment, Food Safety Best Practices, Navigating the Food Licensing Process, Considering Legal Risks for Specialty Producers, Pesticide Safety, Protecting Animals and Humans from Biosecurity Risks, and Farm Emergency Preparedness Training. Each module has a video presentation as well as interactive activities to encourage participation. Upon completing the course, the participant has information, tools and best practice techniques to alleviate risks on their agritourism operation. Having online modules allowed for agritourism risk management education to be available to all farmers and has allowed us to reach a wider audience. The project continues to be an agritourism risk management education tool. 

Number of Participants: 28

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