Liability Release Form
I understand that Meadows Farm LLC. is a working farm, with the attending inherent risks, and hereby release and discharge the farm, its owners, employees, volunteers or agents from any and all liability arising from accident, injury, theft, or damages that may be sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, while visiting the Farm.
I further agree that I will not sue the farm, its owners, employees, volunteers or agents for any liability arising from accident, injury, theft, or damages that may be sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, while visiting the Farm.
I am aware of the risks associated with being actively involved in outdoor exercise and being with animals and being on Meadows Farm’s property.
I assume all the foregoing risk of using Meadows Farm’s property and accept personal responsibility for damages resulting from my use, including but not limited to injury, disability or death.
I release, waive and discharge Meadows Farm, employees and volunteers, from any and all liability, to me, my heirs and next of kin for any and all claims demands, losses or damages, related to my use of Meadows Farm’s property.
I agree to assume full responsibility for any guest whom I bring to Meadows Farm’s property and will defend and indemnify Meadows Farm against any claim brought by such person.
I understand that the behaviors of animals can be unpredictable and that personal injury or property damage may occur.
I am aware of the risks involved and agree to hold harmless Meadows Farm LLC. and/or their employees for any and all personal injury or property damage resulting in my participation.
I understand that animals may carry germs and bacteria that cause disease. It is strongly recommended that persons wash their hands after activities on the farm.
We have hand sanitizing stations and washing facilities available.
I understand that Meadows Farm reserves the right to ask people to leave the farm if they are acting inappropriately towards staff, our animals or other customers.
I agree to obey all posted signs and safety rules, to stay in areas where assigned and to not enter areas off limits to visitors.
I understand that Meadows Farm’s staff determines whether or not my behavior is deemed inappropriate.
I understand that there is a no smoking policy as well as a no alcohol policy on the farm and that if I break this policy I will be asked to leave. (Smoking is allowed beside the outhouse.)
Proper dress is required.
I understand that there are age requirements to our activities and that I will not be able to participate in an activity with a child who is not of proper age.
I also understand that Meadows Farm does not provide babysitting services for children.
If you are pregnant or have a health problem please consult your doctor before visiting the farm.
I understand that photographs or videos may be taken of me and my guests in connection with my participation in farm activities and that these pictures may be used on Meadows Farm and websites, social medias, and emails.
I understand that Meadows Farm has webcams that are not public on the farm.
If I am near the webcam, my image and voice could be recorded. I understand that these are for security and are not public.
I understand that I am to follow Al state Covid guidelines.
I understand that no pets are allowed on the farm, even in the parking area.
(unless it is a service dog)
Meadows Farm LLC. recognizes and follows:
Alabama Code Title 6: Civil Practice Section 6-5-347 - Agritourism
(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) Agricultural. As defined in Section 41-14-51 .
(2) Agritourism activity. Any of the following, whether or not a participant provides monetary or other valuable compensation to participate in, view, or enjoy:
a. An activity at an agricultural operation, which is not already addressed under Sections 6-5-337 or 35-15-40 , including, but not limited to, farming, ranching, historic and cultural agricultural activities, self-pick farms, or farmers’ markets, provided the agritourism professional is selling his or her own product at a location provided to, leased to, rented to, or owned by the agritourism professional for the purpose of selling his or her own product.
b. An activity involving an animal exhibition, show, or competition at an agricultural fair or youth livestock show, which is not already addressed under Section 6-5-337 , including, but not limited to, FFA, 4-H, group, club, or other association shows or expositions.
(3) Agritourism professional. A person who is engaged in the business of providing agritourism activities including employees or authorized agents who offer or conduct agritourism activities on behalf of an agritourism professional.
(4) Inherent risks of agritourism activities. Those conditions, dangers, or hazards that are an integral part of an agritourism activity, including any of the following:
a. Surface and subsurface conditions and natural conditions of land, vegetation, and waters.
b. The behavior of wild animals or insects.
c. The behavior of domestic animals or insects as to:
1. The propensity of a domestic animal or insect to behave in ways that may result in sickness, injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them.
2. The unpredictability of the reaction of a domestic animal or insect to sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals.
d. The ordinary dangers of structures or equipment ordinarily used on a working agricultural operation, excluding a dangerous condition on structures or equipment ordinarily used on a working agricultural operation that is actually known by an agritourism professional, not open and obvious, not made known to the participant, and the dangerous condition proximately causes injury, sickness, damage, or death to the participant.
e. The negligent acts of a participant that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, including failing to follow instructions given by an agritourism professional, failing to exercise reasonable caution while engaging in the agritourism activity, or failing to obey written or oral warnings or postings on the premises of the agritourism operation.
(5) Participant. Any person, other than an agritourism professional, who engages in an agritourism activity.
(6) Person. An individual, governmental entity, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, unincorporated association, group, club, or other legal or commercial entity.
(b)(1) Except as provided in subsection (c), an agritourism professional has no duty of care to inspect for an inherent risk of agritourism activity and may not be liable for an injury, sickness, or damage to a participant or the death of a participant resulting from an inherent risk of an agritourism activity. An agritourism professional does not confer upon any participant the legal status of invitee or licensee.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (c), a participant or a representative of a participant may not make a claim against, maintain an action against, or recover from an agritourism professional for injury, sickness, damage, or death of a participant resulting from an inherent risk of an agritourism activity.
(c) Subsection (b) may not prevent or limit the liability of an agritourism professional who:
(1) Has actual knowledge of a dangerous condition on the land, facilities, or equipment that is not open and obvious or actual knowledge of the dangerous propensity of a particular animal that is not open and obvious, does not make the danger known to the participant, and the danger proximately causes injury, sickness, damage, or death to the participant.
(2) Fails to properly train or improperly or inadequately trains an employee who is actively involved in the agritourism activity and an act or omission of the employee proximately causes injury, sickness, damage, or death of the participant.
(3) Intentionally or willfully injures the participant.
(4) Fails to vaccinate, or quarantine sick domestic or domesticated animals in accordance with applicable animal health statutes and regulations.
(d)(1) This section does not apply unless an agritourism professional posts and maintains a warning notice printed in black letters, with each letter being at least one inch in height.
(2) The warning notice required under subdivision (1) shall be placed in a clearly visible location at the main point of entrance to or the place of payment of monetary or other valuable compensation for the agritourism activity.
(3) The warning notice required under subdivision (1) shall read as follows:
“Under Alabama law, an agritourism professional is not liable for injury, sickness, or damage to, or the death of, a participant in an agritourism activity at this location if the injury, sickness, damage, or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity.
“Inherent risks of an agritourism activity include risks of injury, sickness, damage, or death inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, sickness, damage, or death, or for another participant to act in a manner that may cause your injury, sickness, damage, or death.
“You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.”
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE AND UNDERSTAND THAT BY COMPLETING THE FORM I AGREE AND ACCEPT THE CONTENTS OF THE FORM.
This waiver shall continue for every visit by me to the Farm and that all guests that I purchased tickets for are required to agree to the release as well in order to participate in farm activities.