The LSU AgCenter will hold a June 6 workshop for landowners to start or extend an outdoor recreational business on their property. The workshop will be at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center at 112 Front St. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the program running from 9 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.
The program will feature land management specialists, attorneys and bankers who will provide details on drafting a business plan outline, said LSU AgCenter agritourism coordinator Dora Ann Hatch.
“Although not necessary, participants may find that bringing a laptop computer would be helpful,” Hatch said.
Topics to be discussed include the revenue potential from different outdoor enterprises, landowner testimonials, business plan development, legal considerations and a panel discussion with outdoor enterprise experts.
For more information or to register, contact Hatch at (318) 927-9654 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for the workshop is $20 per person or $30 for a couple, due on or before June 1. A lunch is included.
Program sponsors include the Walton Family Foundation; LSU AgCenter; Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Stations; Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation; Mississippi State University Extension Service and the MSU Forestry and Wildlife Research Center.