Agritourism Landowner Liability

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In most states, a landowner’s liability is dependent on the status or classification of the individual on the landowner’s premises. The three classifications are:

  • Trespasser
  • Licensee
  • Invitee

The information provided below is general in nature, and can differ from one jurisdiction to another. 


A trespasser is generally defined as a person who enters the land of another without the landowner’s permission or consent. Under some circumstances, an individual who enters another’s land with …