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Agritourism Best Management Practices and Plan of Operation
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Best management practices are suggested practices that an agritourism professional can use to minimize risks in an agirtourism enterprise.These best management practices can be used in the plan of operation under “suggestions to minimize risks.”

Plan of Operation
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An agritourism plan of operation is a planning document that assists agritourism professionals in complying with La R.S. 9:2795.5 to reduce agritourism liability.

Agritourism Blog
Please visit the Agritourism blog for more information about agritourism in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Agritourism Connection January 2016
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter highlight some of our recently certified agritourism operations and a new resource to enable landowners to host camping.

Agritourism Safety Fact Sheet for Agritourism Operators [Image: Agritourism Safety Fact Sheet]
This fact sheet contains safety materials from the LSU AgCenter and the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Heath. Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin, collaborated with the center to produce some of the health and safety guidelines suggested.
The Louisiana Agritourism Connection September 2015
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. This quarter’s edition discusses agritourism safety and provides resources to assist in completing a plan of operation.
Agritourism -- a new agricultural business enterprise [Image: agritourism]
Agriculture and tourism together present unique opportunities for farmers to diversify and expand their operations. This brochure describes the steps in developing an agritourism business venture. (PDF format only)
The Louisiana Agritourism Connection June 2015
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include: announcement of Annie’s Project Workshop; information on starting an agritourism business in the summer and fall months; regulations regarding animals used in agritourism operations; tips on direct marketing and festivals; bug webinars; and the agenda for the Louisiana Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Meeting and Field Day.
The Louisiana Agritourism Connection, April 2015
Quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include WesMar Farms inclusion in National Geogrpahic Gulf Coast map guide, information on home food sales, beekeepers inclusion in the Agritourism Limited Liability Law, workshop dates for Annie’s Project, American with Disabilities Act compliance, home gardening tips from LSU AgCenter, horticultural tips from LSU AgCenter and links to marketing sites.
Bayou Bartholomew Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners [Image: Workshop Brochure]
This one-day tri-state workshop is designed to show landowners how to earn additional income from their farm or ag land, recreational property or timberland. Experts will talk about revenue potential, conservation ecosystem enhancements, liability issues, agritourism, Farm Bill opportunities and carbon payments. See brochure for registration information.
The Louisiana Agritourism Connection September 2014
A quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture. Topics covered in this newsletter include the agritourism limited liability law and workshops around the state.
Self-Paced Learning of Market Maker [Image: Self-Paced Learning]
Louisiana Market Maker is an exciting Web-based marketing tool providing links between agricultural producers and potential buyers of food products. In addition to a searchable database of markets and growers, Louisiana MarketMaker also contains a wealth of demographic and business data to help agricultural producers identify potential markets for their products. This is a step by step presentation on how to get your business on the Louisiana Market Maker site.
Agritourism Workshop in Hammond [Image: Agritourism Workshop Brochure]
This one-day workshop will provide landowners, agritourism operators and tourism officials with information on how to start, grow and market a tourism venture on agricultural lands. Experts in the field will share their success stories. See brochure for registration information.
Optimizing Social Media
Each type of social media has a different focus, from text updates to photos and videos. What you need to do is figure out which one or how many you want to use. This presentation will give you an overview of the various types of social media out there and what each one does, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube, Pinterest and Blogs.