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Business Workshop for Landowners March 2018

Make your land work for you

March 8, 2018 · 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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The Business Workshop for Landowners will help farmers and other landowners learn how to diversify the earning potential of their working land.

At the workshop, you will:

LEARN HOW TO EARN SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME FROM YOUR LAND

We provide invaluable information about generating supplemental income from your 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 BUSINESS OWNERS

Dynamic presentations will allow you to ask questions and talk to legal experts, wildlife habitat specialists, outdoor business loan lenders, local outdoor business owners 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.

 

LEARN TO BUILD AN OUTDOOR BUSINESS PLAN

The afternoon session will focus on guiding you through the necessary steps to construct an outdoor business plan specifically for an outdoor business. You will have the opportunity to work with our experts and ask them questions.

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

8:00 a.m.                      Registration

 

8:30 a.m.                      Welcome

                                    Dr. Marta Loyd, Executive Director, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

                                    Adam Tullos, Extension Associate, NRE Program, Mississippi State University

 

8:40 a.m.                      Agricultural Diversification through Agri-tourism

                                    Stacey McCullough, Assistant Director, UofA Extension Service

 

9:15 a.m.                      Testimonial Owner/Operator of Peebles Farm

                                     Shawn Peebles, Owner, Peebles Farm

 

9:45 a.m.                      Enterprise Development

                                    Daryl Jones, Program Director NRE Program, Mississippi State University

 

10:15 a.m.                     Break

 

10:30 a.m.                     Bank Loans for Outdoor Businesses

                                    Jim Taylor, Vice President, Anna Lester, Assistant Vice President, Farm Credit

 

11:00 a.m.                     Liability and Legal Considerations

                                      Matthew Vandiver, Vice President, JWB Company

 

11:30 a.m.                     Lunch

 

 

11:45 p.m.                    Q&A Session with Panelists

 

12:30 p.m.                    Break

 

12:45 p.m.                    Building a Business Plan Workshop

                                    Adam Tullos, Extension Associate, NRE Program, Mississippi State University

 

3:15 p.m.                      Evaluations/Wrap-up

 

More information about these topics can be found at the Mississippi State University Natural Resource Enterprises program website, www.naturalresources.msstate.edu. MSU is an AA/EEO employer.

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