Landowners can diversify income from natural resources

By: Melissa Grimes

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Posted: 3/14/2016

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A May 4 workshop in Lexington, Mississippi, will help landowners, farmers and timber producers branch out and earn extra income from natural resources on their property.

"Landowners and farmers can seek new and innovative ways to earn extra money," said Daryl Jones, Mississippi State University Extension Service professor and Natural Resource Enterprises coordinator. "These workshops are designed for landowners interested in learning about developing enterprises from the natural resources on their property or simply learning more about wildlife and business management."

Topics covered in the workshop include marketing, recreational enterprise potential, available cost-share programs, ways to reduce liability, and management for natural resources, including habitats for wildlife game species, on working farm and ranch lands.

The workshop, cosponsored by MSU and the Walton Family Foundation, will be held at the Lexington Multi-Purpose Complex.

Registration is free, but attendees must register in advance. Lunch and materials will be provided. For more information about the workshop or to register online, visit

The Natural Resource Enterprises program at MSU is a research and outreach program of the MSU Extension Service, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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