Fall Farm Activity Guidelines & COVID-19

Added by Rip Weaver • Last updated November 17, 2021
Author: Rip Weaver, Dr. Amanda Philyaw Perez
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: AR
Language: English

Each fall, many farms host a variety of activities including corn mazes, wagon rides, and pumpkin patches. These beloved activities generate a large percentage of annual income for farms in Arkansas and other states. The coronavirus has caused some hesitation, yet with preparation farms can remain open while managing risk. This national award-winning resource on how to safely operate these activities this season has been updtaed for 2021 and includes recommendations such as:

  • Providing all guests with hand sanitizer;
  • Disinfecting all commonly-touched surfaces;
  • Not allowing access to individuals who have been ill or in contact with an ill person within the past 14 days;
  • Communicating your COVID-19 policies to guests via website, social media, and signage at your farm;
  • Distributing masks or face coverings - be creative and add your farm name or logo!

This resource was produced in partnership with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, the Arkansas Agritourism Association, and the Arkansas Department of Health.



Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans