Visitors on farms and ranches…let's keep them safe. Agritourism – activities that bring visitors to a farm or ranch – is seen more often today than ever before. Types of agritourism operations vary: corn mazes, pumpkin patches, pick your own operations, dude ranches, and more.
- Almost 30 million children visit farms and ranches each year.
- Most visitors are unfamiliar with the agricultural environment – and the hazards found there.
- Owners need to ensure the safety and health of all guests visiting their operations.
This website contains a variety of walkthroughs“Walkthrough”A “Walkthrough” refers to “walking through” or looking through a series of pictures, and deciding if they show hazards and/or safety items, or if safety items are lacking. After evaluating the pictures and giving an answer, a new page will come up with an explanation. This page may also contain additional guidelines, recommendations and resources. , designed to help owners identify and correct health and safety hazards. It’s a great tool to help keep visiting children safe.* For more information, see: 2014 Childhood Agricultural Injury Fact Sheet.