Thursday, September 30, 2010

Natural Resource/Agritourism Agenda

8:00 am to 8:45 am Registration

8:45 am to 9:00 am Opening Remarks
Daryl Jones, MS State
Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter
State Representative John F. “Andy” Anders, District 21
Sponsored 2008 Agritourism Limited Liability Legislation

9:00 am to 10:00 am Presentation: Discovering Your Agritourism Potential
Michael Mays, Lazy Acres Plantation, Chunky, MS

10:00 am to 10:30 am Break sponsored by Richland Farm Bureau

10:30 am to 11:30 pm Panel Discussion: Getting Your Business Started and Lessons Learned
Jo Lynn Mitchell, Mitchell Farms, MS
Bentley Curry, Curry Farms, Inc., Rayville, LA
Jerry Simpson, PaPa Simpson’s Farm, LLC, Arcadia, LA

11:30 am to 12:00 pm Presentation: Agritourism Liability—Attorney Mike Massey

12:00 pm to 12:15 pm Agritourism Limited Liability Legislation-Dr. Carrie Castille, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunch sponsored by the LSU AgCenter

1:15 pm to 3:00 pm Tour of Curry Farms, Inc. – Bentley and Sandy Curry, owners

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm Value Added Producer Grant, Judy Meche, USDA

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm MarketMaker
Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter, agritourism coordinator

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm Wrap Up/ Evaluations

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