Monday, October 13, 2014

Workshop in Oak Grove on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

This one-day tri-state workshop is designed to show landowners how to earn additional income from their farm or ag land, recreational property or timberland. Experts will talk about revenue potential, conservation ecosystem enhancements, liability issues, agritourism, Farm Bill opportunities and carbon payments. See brochure for registration information or arrive at 8 a.m. and register on the spot. Click here for the complete  agenda or read below. Cost is $25 per person or $30 per couple and includes lunch, snacks and hand-out materials.

Bayou Bartholomew Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners
Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center
10284 Hwy. 17, Oak Grove, LA
October 16, 2014
8am to 3:30 pm

 8:00 a.m.​   ​Registration and Coffee/Continental Breakfast

 8:30 a.m. ​      ​Welcome and Introductions
​​​Bruce Garner and Dora Ann Hatch - LSU AgCenter

 8:45 a.m.​​Landowner and Outfitter Testimonial
​​​Lannie Philley, Delta Land & Farm Management

 9:10 a.m.                   Recreational Enterprise Potential on your Land
Daryl Jones - NRE Program, Mississippi State University

 9:30 a.m.​​Bayou Bartholomew Alliance – Conservation Update
Dr. Curtis Merrell, Bill Layher, or Scott Donaldson

 9:45 a.m.​​Boeuf-Tensas Ecosystem Enhancement/Water Transfer Project

10:00 a.m.​      ​Landowner Liability and Legal Considerations for NRE Operations
​​​Mike Massey – Massey, Higginbotham, Vise & Phillips, P.A.

11:00 a.m.​​Break

11:10 a.m.               ​Farm Bill Update and Opportunities
​​​Tim Landreneau – Louisiana Natural Resources Conservation Service
​​​Dave Long – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

11:50 a.m.​​Agritourism Opportunities on your Land
​​​Dora Ann Hatch – LSU AgCenter

12:15 p.m.​​Lunch

                                                                       Afternoon Topics:​

Carbon Payments for Landowners
                                      Andy Johnson - Green Trees, LLC​

Stream Conservation
Land Management and Outdoor Recreational Opportunties

 3:30 p.m.​​Wrap-up

Call Dora Ann for more details: (318) 927-9654 x 229 or e-mail her:


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