Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors

If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive.
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 2
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Note: This course offers a certificate.

Starting at FREE

Starting at FREE


This is an asynchronous, self-paced course for people who visit farms, especially those who visit farms as part of their jobs. On a farm, there are animals, fencing and enclosures, and other farm features that you need to be aware of so you can stay safe and help prevent the spread of disease.

Through videos, short readings, and knowledge check questions you will learn what to be aware of, how to conduct yourself and your equipment, and how to effectively communicate with a farm owner or manager. You will learn about basic biosecurity and farm etiquette best practices for before, during, and after your farm visit.

Once you learn these best practices, you can work with confidence, knowing that you are doing the right things to keep the farm, farm workers and families, and yourself, safe and productive.

At the end of the course, you will take a final quiz. When you pass the quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Who is this for?
  • People who visit farms, especially those who visit farms as part of their jobs, such as contractors and vendors
What will you learn?
  • Why biosecurity is important
  • The types of farm animal diseases and how they are spread
  • Biosecurity best practices to minimize risk of spreading disease
  • Why proper farm etiquette is so important
  • The rules of etiquette for when you arrive, work on, and leave a farm


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