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Workshop addresses natural resource enterprises
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A one-day workshop for farmers, landowners and resource managers will provide the tools to start and manage a natural resource enterprise.
Fee fishing, fee hunting, agritourism, and wildlife watching are examples of enterprises based on the natural resources commonly found on Mississippi private lands.
The May 3 event will begin at 8 a.m. at Tylertown Baptist Church in southern Walthall County. Workshop participants will hear presentations about business management, marketing, revenue potential from enterprises, cost-share programs and liability issues.
Following lunch, the afternoon session will be located on a private landowner’s property in Tylertown. Participants will be taken into the field to view wildlife habitat management techniques on the ground and discuss examples of possible enterprise opportunities. Activities will conclude around 3:30 p.m.
This workshop is part of a series by the Natural Resource Enterprises Program at Mississippi State University. The program is a partnership with MSU’s Extension Service, MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
MSU’s Extension Service, MAFES and the FWRC cooperatively created and implemented the Natural Resource Enterprises Program to assist private landowners in developing alternative or supplemental methods of income on their land.
Registration for the workshop is $25, which includes a reference notebook, lunch, breaks, presentations by resource professionals and a field tour with agency personnel. Early registration is recommended due to space limitations.
For more information about the workshop or to register visit http://www.wildlifeworkshop.msstate.edu or call (662) 325-3133.