Evaluation Checklists for Agritourism and Direct Marketing Operations: Farmer and Extension Resources
The Rutgers Agritourism Training Team created a series of checklists designed for agritourism and direct marketing operators as part of an educational curriculum. Checklists were specifically crafted for farmer self-assessment or for evaluation in cooperation with Extension professionals. A primary training goal was to aid farmers with identifying operational improvements and adopting best practices in the areas of farm safety and liability management. Checklist topics included general farm safety conditions, animal safety protocols, emergency response procedures, liability management, employee training and management, food safety, and parking and traffic management. The ultimate goal was to improve farm visitor safety.
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Infante-Casella, M., Schilling, B., Bamka, W., Komar, S., Melendez, M., & Marxen, L. (2018). Evaluation Checklists for Agritourism and Direct Marketing Operations: Farmer and Extension Resources. The Journal of Extension, 56(1), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss1/4