With the Limited Liability Law now in place, WATA is hosting a Farm Safety & Marketing Education Day at the Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville, WI. November 12 from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm. Feel free to bring a lunch.

Featured speakers will be:

Marsha Salzwedel, Agricultural Youth Safety Specialist National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield. Her session will be very interactive, with lots of discussion and sharing of information. Session content will include the types of activities typically found on agritourism farms and discussion of the associated safety issues, including what to do to increase compliance with the new liability law. Participants will be able to share what they “worry about” or “wonder about” when it comes to their farm, regarding guests and safety.

The Limited Liability Law (Act 269) will be explained and discussed. From the making of the law to what it means to all Ag-Tourism destinations in the State. Compliance signs will also be available for sale during the day as well.

Lois Federman, Director of “Something Special from Wisconsin” with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, will update everyone on the latest opportunities for our Ag-Tourism destinations to utilize their programs.

Southeast Regional Tourism Specialist Dave Spiegelberg from the Department of Tourism staff will present marketing opportunities for you along with tips on customer service and trends in the tourism industry.

UW-Extension will share data and studies of tourist trends in the industry and give you some insights on what the tourist is looking for when traveling around the State.

Admission is free There is limited seating so RSVP today by e-mailing us or calling 608-343-0201.