Desoto Parish Agritourism Workshop

Dora Ann Hatch  |  2/25/2016 3:22:36 PM

Desoto Parish Agritourism Workshop

Keachi* Acres, LLC

9192 Hwy 5

Keachi, LA 71046

May 10th, 2016

*Also spelled Keatchie on navigation devices.

This one day workshop Will provide a broad overview of agritourism. Successful entreprenuers will share stories about how they got started and continue to grow. Speakers will address these topics: agritourism liability, recreational enterprises, direct marketing of clean food, regional food system analysis, starting a bed and breakfast, developing nature trails and the Louisiana Natural Areas Registry program. See brochure for registration.



Desoto Parish Agritourism Agenda

Morning Session

8:30 Registration and coffee

9:00 Welcome and Introductions

Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter

ABC’s of Agritourism

Dora Ann Hatch, LSU AgCenter agritourism coordinator

9:20 Recreational Enterprise Potential on your Land

Daryl Jones, Ph.D.

Natural Resource Enterprises Program

Mississippi State University

9:45 Mahaffey Farms – A Success Story of Direct Marketing Clean Food

Evan McCommon, owner

10:15 Break

10:30 Growing a Healthy Regional Food System in the Ark-La-Tex

Grace Peterson, LSU AgCenter

10:45 Slow Food North Louisiana

Angie White, Slow Food North Louisiana

11:15 Starting Your Bed and Breakfast

Janice Delerno

President of the Louisiana B & B Association

11:45 Mary Nesbitt

Owner of Keachi Acres LLC, a certified agritourism operation

12:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session

12:45 Walking Tour of Keachi Acres

Mary Nesbitt

Developing Nature Trails and Educational Resources

Project Learning Tree, Project Water Education Training, Project WILD

Ricky Kilpatrick, LSU AgCenter

Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program

Chris Reid, Botanist

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

2:45 Closing Remarks

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