Agritourism Safety Management Workshop

Dora Ann Hatch  |  1/18/2017 7:59:09 PM

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The LSU AgCenter will host two Agritourism Safety Management Workshops with guest speaker, Marsha Salzwedel, youth safety specialist with the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Ms. Salzwedel will walk participants through the farm highlighting good safety practices, emergency preparedness and record keeping.

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Workshop Locations:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MOVED Location from

PaPa Simpson’s Farm


LSU AgCenter's Hill Farm Research Station

11959 Hwy. 9

Homer, LA 71040

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration link:


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mrs. Heather’s Farms

31458 Hwy. 43

Albany, LA 70711

Registration link:

To register:

Click on appropriate link under the date and location you prefer to attend. The workshop is FREE and a noon meal and handouts will be available to those who register by February 28, 2017.


Contact: Dora Ann Hatch at 318.927.9654 x229 or email her at


Dr. Maria Bampasidou at or 225.578.2367

Registration deadline: February 28, 2017

Agritourism Safety Management Workshop Agenda



Registration and coffee


Welcome and Introductions

Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter, Agritourism Coordinator

Maria Bampasidou, PhD, LSU AgCenter, Assistant Professor


Introduction to Agritourism Safety and Emergency Management

Marsha Salzwedel, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety




Farm Tour and Mock Safety Inspections

Marsha Salzwedel, Pa Pa Simpson and Mrs. Heather

NOON Lunch



Checklist Review and Emergency Preparedness

Developing an Emergency Response Plan

Marsha Salzwedel


Becoming a Certified Agritourism Business

Dora Ann Hatch and Dr. Maria Bampasidou


Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

Tanya Ruffin, LSU AgCenter’s Information Technology Coordinator


Evaluations and Wrap-Up

Directions to PaPa Simpsons Farm in Arcadia: Take Interstate 20 Exit 69 in Arcadia, travel Highway 151 North for 2 ½ miles; Turn left at Alabama Baptist Church onto Rich Road and follow the signs to MiMi’s Country Cottage. Please do not turn in at the gate that says “PaPa Simpson’s Farm.” Drive to the top of the hill and you will see MiMi’s Country Cottage. This is where the tour will start. The farm is located approximately 4 ½ miles from exit 69.

Directions to Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch, 31458 Hwy. 43, Albany, LA can be found online at:

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