Terms and Conditions

So you signed up for a MICHIGAN Agritour?  Great!

Please read ALL the information below to insure a successful agritour experience.

Transportation
When MICHIGAN Agritours provides transportation, our agritourists are expected to arrive at the designated departure site ten minutes before scheduled departure.

When MICHIGAN Agritours does not provide transportation, we help arrange carpooling with other registered agritourists.
Please allow enough time to arrive at our destination safely and on time.
Tours begin and end as scheduled.

Carpooling
Carpooling is encouraged and arrangements may be made through email.  We will ask all registrants for zip codes and provide you with emails of those in your zip code area.  Then it’s up to you to contact each other to make carpooling arrangements.

Driving Guidelines
To all drivers, please assign the front passenger as navigator, map-reader or phone caller/talker if needed in order to minimize any distracted driving.

Directions
An address of the agritour site will be provided to registered participants who may then download maps and directions that best suit their departure location.

Reservations, Cancellations and Refunds
To reserve a spot, Sign-Up Online. Please make your payment in full, by check, written out to Michigan Agritours.  Your check must be received by the designated due date for your tour.  Mail checks to: Michigan Agritours, 918 Bath St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

If a tour needs to be canceled for reasons within Michigan Agritours’ control, you will be notified by email as soon as possible and will receive a full refund.  If a tour is canceled at the last minute due to conditions beyond our control, including extreme weather such as but not limited to flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc., we apologize that we will not be able to refund the tour.

Refunds due to cancellations by agritourists will not be honored unless 3 full days advance notice is provided.

Insurance and Waiver of Liability
Organizers, tour guides, or associates of Michigan Agritours are not responsible for any accidents or injuries en route to or from the tour sites, or on the property of the tour location. The property owner is also exempt from any liability.  Children are to be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times.  It is also expected that all agritourists will abide by and respect the rules of the property owner and will behave in a manner that does not bring about injury or harm to themselves, to other agritourists, or to any animals or property at the location.  By participating in an agritour, you release Lauren Zinn, Gillian Ream, Michigan Agritours (aka Simby), and any Agritour site owners from any liability or damages.

Your Contact Information
Your contact information is needed for us to reach you in the event of a cancellation, change in venue or directions, or any unforeseen circumstance affecting the tour.  We use this information to notify you of such changes as well as to inform you of future Agritours but that’s about it.
Make sure we have it –email and cell phone — when you register.

What to expect
For most agritours, you will have an opportunity to meet the proprietor/owner/farmer/homesteader of the property.  Learn how each one practices sustainability related to such systems as food, environment, shelter, and energy, to name a few.  See how each one “manages” their land, whether large or small.  Some tours will include demonstrations in which you may be allowed to participate according to your judgment.  There will be opportunities to support farmers by buying produce or value added products on site.

Connect with the people who care for the land.  Taste good food when samples are available.  Meet new people – fellow agritourists – and enjoy a great experience.

What to Wear Dress for the outdoors and the weather of the day.  Please wear closed-toe shoes.

What to Bring Always bring a water bottle, outer wear for any expected weather (i.e., hat, umbrella, jacket, etc.), and any medication you may need for personal use and in case of allergic reactions to foods, insects, etc.   We travel with a First Aid Kit but we do not provide prescription medicine.