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Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
9:00am - 3:00pm

Neshoba County Coliseum Multipurpose Room, 12000 Hwy 15 N
Philadelphia, MS 39350

A registration fee of $10 per person or $15 a couple must be included with your registration. Make checks payable to Mississippi State University. Lunch will be provided.

Registration must be received by Monday, February 17, 2020. You must register to attend.


By Mail:
Alisha McNeal
PO Box 9690
Mississippi State, MS 39762


Registration begins at 8:30am and the program begins at 9:00am. Lunch will be provided. The program will wrap up at 3 pm.

Presentation Topics

  • Revenue Potential on Your Land
  • Liability and Legal Considerations
  • Forest Management for Wildlife
  • Wild Turkey Management
  • Farm Bill Program Options for Your Land

Why Attend?

Earn supplemental income from your land

We help landowners learn about generating supplemental income from their property. Whether you have considered an outdoor business or already have a business that you wish to expand, the information at this workshop will help you.

Talk directly to experts and landowners

Morning presentations will allow you ask questions and talk to legal experts, wildlife habitat specialists, marketing specialists, and more.

Learn about different outdoor businesses

Not sure what business might be right for you? We’ll talk about the various types of outdoor businesses, including the pros and cons and income potential of each. Examples include outdoor recreation businesses such as hunting leases and agritourism and businesses based on harvesting the resources on your land (i.e. Christmas tree farms and u-pick farms).

Need more information?

Visit the Natural Resource Enterprises program website at for information about what we do, how to start a business, how to operate a business, how to grow a business, and more.

More Info


From MS-25 South:
Turn left onto MS-25 South.
In 24.9 miles merge onto MS-15 S/MS-25 S via the ramp
towards Louisville/Jackson.
In 3.4 miles Take the MS-15 S exit towards Philadelphia.
Continue for 21.9 miles.
The Neshoba County Coliseum will be on the left.
Follow signs for the "Multipurpose Room"

For additional event information, call Austin Ainsworth at 601-656-4602/4011 or visit

Department: Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture
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