Barriers & Fencing
Emergency Prep & Plan
Hand Washing & Restrooms
Large Animal Safety
Petting Zoo Safety
Traffic and Parking
Walkways & Structures
Water & Attractive Nuisances
Communicating with Guests
Welcome to Safe Agritourism
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
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
Enhanced animal safety materials: “Petting Zoos” and “Large Animals” walkthroughs, checklists and resources. More on play areas, including materials for different types of equipment (e.g. swings and slides).
Guidelines and Checklists
Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children
Agritourism Policies and Procedures Checklist Guide
Agritourism Worksite Walkthrough Checklist Guide
This website and the documents associated with it are intended to provide recommendations for protecting the health and safety of children visiting farms. The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) makes no claims that these guidelines will prevent all illnesses and injuries. Every farm is unique, so the users of this website are encouraged to adapt the information to their situations. NCCRAHS cannot be held responsible for adverse events resulting from following (or not following) the recommendations on this website.
Copyright (c) 2014 Integrating Safety into Agritourism