Farms, individuals, businesses and organizations who sponsor or conduct such activities as breakfast on the farm, county fairs, corn mazes, hay rides, farm tours, pick-your-own produce ventures, sleigh rides or other recreational or educational activities are invited to a meeting to learn about a new Wisconsin law that pertains to them.
This law, known as the Agricultural Tourism Liability Law (Wisconsin Act 269), went into effect at the end of April. Its intent is to provide extra protection on liability to the owners and operators who offer such attractions and activities to the public.
What the law is and what it means to those parties will be explained by Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association President Steve Peterson. The practices likely to denote compliance with the law's provisions will be reviewed by Marsha Salzwedel, agricultural youth safety specialist for the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
This meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Brown County Extension Service Center, 1150 Bellevue St. (east side of Green Bay). Pre-registration is not required, but it is encouraged. Registrants can pre-submit questions.