April 5, 8:30am–3pmWhere
All Occasions Catering 6989 Walso-Delaware Rd., Waldo, OH 43556
Whether it’s a corn maze, a zip line, a hayride or a pick-your-own operation, Ohio farm operators who offer agritourism attractions must be properly insured and have warning signs posted at each activity notifying visitors that the operator is not liable for any injuries related to those inherent risks.
That’s just a few of the provisions found in an Ohio law signed last summer regarding agritourism. The law, which took effect last August, not only defines what agritourism is, but also offers protections for agritourism operators, and addresses issues including civil liability risks, property taxation and local zoning authority.
To help farm operators understand exactly what language is contained in the law and to help those in the agritourism industry prepare for the upcoming spring and summer agritourism season, experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University in collaboration with Wright & Moore Law Company, LPA will host a conference on the issue April 5.
The conference will feature presentations from researchers, educators and specialists with OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.
Topics for the conference will include:
Liability Management for Agritourism Operators
Financial Analysis for Agritourism
Marketing Your Operation
Help Wanted: Hiring Laws You Need to Know
Making School Tours Easier
Agritourism and Zoning
Creative Idea Sharing
Registration is $25 per person or $40 for two people from the same farm or business. The deadline to register is April 3. Registration includes lunch and handouts. Contact Charissa Gardner at [email protected] or at 740-289-2074 ext. 132 to register.