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Landowner workshop explores income options

Mississippi landowners interested in earning additional revenue from their land can take part in a one-day workshop May 23 focusing on natural resource enterprises. The workshop will take place at Mallard Lodge near Rolling Fork, Miss., in Sharkey 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

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 working with Delta Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Mississippi's Lower Delta Partnership, 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 the workshop.

Early registration is recommended due to space limitations. A $25 fee will cover refreshments, lunch and workshop materials. For more information or to register online, visit the workshop Web site at or call (662) 325-3174.

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