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Business workshop for landowners scheduled May 14 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. — 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. 
Geese in pond in fall
RESOURCE -- May 14 workshop can help landowners gain new ideas in managing natural resources on their property. (Image courtesy Mary Hightower)

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.”

About Natural Resource Enterprises

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

About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture makes a positive impact for that key industry through the research done by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the teaching done by the Cooperative Extension Service. Its mission is to advance the stewardship of natural resources and the environment, cultivate the improvement of agriculture and agribusiness, develop leadership skills and productive citizenship among youth and adults, enhance economic security and financial responsibility among the citizens of the state, ensure a safe, nutritious food supply, improve the quality of life in communities across Arkansas, and strengthen Arkansas families. You'll find the Division in all 75 Arkansas counties, on five university campuses, at five research and extension centers and at eight branch experiment stations.

About the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

In 2005, the University of Arkansas System established the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute with a grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust. By integrating the resources and expertise of the University of Arkansas System with the legacy and ideas of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, this educational institute and conference center creates an atmosphere where collaboration and change can thrive.

Program areas include Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Civic Engagement, Economic Development, and Health. To learn more, call 501-727-5435, visit the website at, or stay connected through Twitter and Facebook.

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Media Contact: Jeff LeMaster
Director of Communications and Marketing
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
U of A System 


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