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Landowner workshop explores income options
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi landowners interested in earning additional revenue from their land can take part in a March 8 workshop focusing on natural resource enterprises.
This one-day workshop will take place at Cypress Lodge Outfitters near Kilmichael in Montgomery County. Natural resource enterprises include a variety of activities such as fee hunting and fishing, trail riding, agritourism, heritage tourism, wildlife watching, and operation of bed and breakfasts. To learn more about natural resource enterprises, visit http://www.naturalresources.msstate.edu.
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to speak with others who are managing an enterprise as well as receive advice and learn from resource professionals. Topics covered include revenue potential, liability and legal considerations, enterprise development, marketing, laws and regulations, and cost-share programs. The afternoon session will take place in the field and focus on wildlife habitat management and conservation.
MSU is partnering with Ducks Unlimited, the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to offer this workshop.
Early registration is recommended due to space limitations. A fee of $20 will cover refreshments, lunch and workshop materials. For more information, visit the workshop Web site at http://www.wildlifeworkshop.msstate.edu or call (662) 283-4133.