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Landowners explore income opportunities
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi and Arkansas landowners interested in earning additional revenue from their land can take part in a March 2 workshop focusing on natural resource enterprises.
A variety of enterprises can be developed from natural resources including fee hunting and fishing, agritourism, wildlife watching, trail riding and heritage tourism.
This one-day workshop program will begin at 9 a.m. at Lake Hall Farms in Lake Village, Ark., which is just across the river from Greenville. 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, business planning and cost-share programs. The afternoon session will take place in the field and focus on wildlife habitat management and conservation.
Mississippi State University and the University of Arkansas are partnering with Ducks Unlimited, the Mississippi and Arkansas Farm Bureau Federations, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 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 the Chicot (Ark.) County Extension Office at (870) 265-8055.