Section 7. Hobby Farm Management & Safety

The operation, organization, maintenance and management of every hobby farm varies based on its size and primary farming activities. The responsibilities that go into tending a small vegetable garden will often differ from those that have multiple farm animals, pastures and a larger field of crops. 

Maintaining an organized and hazard free hobby farm with proper emergency planning can help avoid small problems that can grow into very large headaches and even lead to unsafe situations. 

This section focuses on good management practices such as pest management and neighbor relations; overall farm safety measures like hazardous material use and storage; equipment maintenance; and emergency planning. The fact sheets provided in Section 7 also have a connection to water quality protection. 

Section 7. Hobby Farm Management & Safety

Section 7. Introduction

FACT SHEET 7.1: Integrated Pest Management

FACT SHEET 7.2: Pesticide Use and Water Quality

FACT SHEET 7.3: Reading a Pesticide Label

FACT SHEET 7.4: Pesticide Storage and Disposal

FACT SHEET 7.5: Equipment Safety and Maintenance Basics

FACT SHEET 7.6: Reading Hazardous Material Labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

FACT SHEET 7.7: Hazardous Material Use, Storage and Disposal

FACT SHEET 7.8: Solid Waste Management

FACT SHEET 7.9: Neighbor Relations: Communication

FACT SHEET 7.10: Neighbor Relations: Odor, Dust and Noise Control

FACT SHEET 7.11: Neighbor Relations: Fly, Mosquito and Rodent Control

FACT SHEET 7.12: Food Safety

FACT SHEET 7.13: Emergency Management Plan

CHECKLIST 7A: Hobby Farm Emergency Contact Form

CHECKLIST 7B: Emergency Response Procedures

CHECKLIST 7C: Hobby Farm Inventory

CHECKLIST 7D: Emergency Supplies Form

CHECKLIST 7E: Hobby Farm Management and Safety