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Agritourism Best Management Practices and Plan of Operation
BMP and Plan of Operation

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
Plan of Operation

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.

Agritourism -- a new agricultural business enterprise
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.
Project Team
project team
iNutrition My Plate
This workshop will provide information on the USDA's dietary guidelines using the new "My Plate" icon. We will be learning about the features available on their new website. My Plate is a new icon that is simpler to use than the traditional food guide pyramid. The website also allows you to personalize your food plan based on age, height, weight, and activity level. There is also a guide to help you determine which food group a particular food should go into and its calorie content.
News Coverage
News coverage of the Connect My Louisiana Initative
Bayou Bartholomew Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners
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.
What is Broadband
Prezi
High-speed (broadband) Internet connections are being made available to rural areas of Louisiana, and the LSU AgCenter is preparing people to take advantage of this resource through an educational program called Connect My Louisiana. “What is Broadband?” is the first class in the series and will cover various types of broadband, explain connection speeds, and where to find broadband in your area.
Louisiana Market Maker
Louisiana Market Maker course packet
Self-Paced Learning of Market Maker
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.