Agritourism Articles

How to Start a Beekeeping Business

Mississippi is home to twelve full-time commercial beekeepers, approximately 35 part-time honey producers, and several hundred hobbyists. This ranks the state twenty-eighth in the nation in honey production, with about 2.25 million pounds of honey produced each year. Read more about beekeeping...

Lazy Acres Farm

Located in Chunky, Mississippi, Lazy Acres offers a variety of seasonal family-friendly activities on the farm. Originally a Christmas tree farm, the Mays have continued to add to the attractions. They now feature an Easter egg hunt, host weddings and birthday parties, hold a Pumpkin Princess pageant, and have an annual hillbilly run in addition to their Christmas tree experience and pumpkin patch. Read more about Lazy Acres...

How to Put On a Wildlife Photography Workshop

The number of recreational wildlife viewers in the United States has increased by 9% since 2001. Almost 72 million people 16 years and older contributed more than $55 billion to the nation’s economy on activities and equipment related to feeding, observing, and photographing wildlife.
Hosting a photography workshop will introduce you to a diversity of individuals, each with varying degrees of expectations for the encounter. Read More....

Liability Waivers

The first steps in reducing your liability are to make sure that you regularly inspect your property, make repairs as needed, post warnings where necessary, and take care to reduce or remove any dangerous conditions. Consider making some rules that will help encourage safety – then be sure you enforce them. Be sure to carry liability insurance for your business as well. Read more about liability waivers.

How to Design a Nature Trail

Creating a nature trail is a great way to attract and benefit from our natural wildlife resources and provide visitors with quiet time away from the demands of everyday life. A properly designed and managed trail can provide a venue for educational, economical and recreational opportunities for many groups of people. The struggle is to find the right balance between providing the greatest benefit for wildlife and maximizing the recreational enjoyment of the people that use the trail. READ MORE....