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February 5, 2016 - Filed Under: Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

ROLLING FORK, Miss. -- Landowners and hunting clubs eager to earn extra income while improving land management for wildlife are invited to attend a Natural Resource Enterprises Business Workshop.

The March 1 event will be at the Community Center in Rolling Fork.

Educational signs, such as this one on properly managing riparian forest buffers, are placed at each demonstration area at the Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station in Newton, Mississippi. Three of the planned five demonstration areas are complete, including the backyard habitat, the nature trail and lake, and an 80-acre mixed pine and hardwood timber stand. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)
September 17, 2015 - Filed Under: Natural Resources, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

NEWTON, Miss. -- Mississippi State University’s Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station is completing a transformation from the state’s premier dairy research facility to a site that focuses on land management.

Wildlife biologists will address issues related to quail and turkey at gamebird seminars at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science on Feb. 27. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications)
January 21, 2015 - Filed Under: Northern Bobwhite Quail, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

JACKSON -- Landowners, managers and hunters wanting to learn how to develop their land for turkey and quail can take part in a seminar on Feb. 27.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are organizing the workshop, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Sessions will conclude at 3 p.m. The Jackson chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is sponsoring the event.

Maps can be helpful for all ages finding their way through corn mazes, as these brothers discovered in northwest Arkansas on Oct. 26, 2013. Landowners with an interest in agritourism also need guidance through the maze of liability issues. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/ Linda Breazeale)
January 30, 2014 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Agri-tourism, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Landowners and farmers need to educate themselves about liability issues related to people on their land, regardless of insurance, signs or fees.

Becky Smith is with the Mississippi State University Extension Service’s Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy. She recently organized a liability webinar to help Extension agents and landowners understand these issues, whether the land is private or open to the public.

September 21, 2012 - Filed Under: Agri-tourism, Natural Resources, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Landowners interested in increasing the return on their investment through recreational business can learn more about habitat management and new income opportunities at an upcoming workshop.

Specialists from Mississippi State University, state and federal agencies, and the private sector will share information about starting and managing a natural resource enterprise, such as wildlife watching, fee fishing, fee hunting and horse trail-riding. The workshop will be Nov. 13 at the Quail Hollow Ranch in Purvis.

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