WRI hosts Business Workshop for Landowners

Landowners, farmers and hunting clubs wanting to branch out and earn extra income by offering recreational and other activities for visitors are encouraged to attend a Business Workshop for Landowners on Thursday, May 14, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for landowners and farmers to seek new and innovative ways to earn extra money.

“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,” said Daryl Jones, Enterprises program director at Mississippi State University.

Attendees will learn about recreational enterprise potential; management for natural resources like waterfowl and nuisance wildlife like wild hogs; ways to market their enterprise; cost-share programs that are available; and ways to reduce their liability. The workshop is being held as a partnership between Mississippi State University, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

“Agriculture is a key focus area for the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, so this program is a natural fit with our mission,” said Dr. Marta Loyd, executive director at the Institute. “We are pleased to play a role in making this workshop available to Arkansas landowners.”

Registration is $30 per person or $50 per couple and includes lunch, breaks and a collection of reference materials. For more information about the workshop or to register online, visit rockefellerinstitute.org/land.